Historical Events in October 1924

  • Oct 1 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

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Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 1 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • Oct 2 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
  • Oct 3 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • Oct 4 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • Oct 5 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • Oct 7 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms
  • Oct 8 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
  • Oct 10 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
  • Oct 12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow

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Oct 13 Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Oct 14 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna

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Oct 15 US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

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Oct 18 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Oct 18 Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, NY Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen)
  • Oct 19 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
  • Oct 20 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • Oct 21 KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
  • Oct 22 Toastmasters International is founded
  • Oct 24 Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • Oct 24 Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
  • Oct 25 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
  • Oct 27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • Oct 28 French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

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Oct 28 M.de Bruin, a miner, discovers an infant fossil skull the "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies fossil as new hominin species Australopithecus africanus.

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart
  • Oct 29 "Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater
  • Oct 29 Labour party loses British parliamentary election
  • Oct 31 World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).