Historical Events in May 1924

  • 1st Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
  • 2nd Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
  • 3rd Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
  • 4th 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 4th German Republic election fascists & communists win
  • 5th Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • 7th Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
  • 8th Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
  • 8th Memel territories given to Lithuania
  • 8th Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

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10th J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 11th Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

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11th Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

  • 11th Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
  • 12th 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2

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12th 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 16th 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
  • 17th 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • 18th Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • 21st Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
  • 26th German government of Marx resigns

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26th US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 29th AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 30th Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 30th Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • 31st China recognizes the USSR