Historical Events in 1924 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 317 of 317

  • Sep 1 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
  • Sep 2 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 3 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • Sep 3 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 6 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 6 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • Sep 8 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • Sep 9 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 10 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

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Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 16 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
  • Sep 17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Sep 24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • Sep 25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
  • Sep 27 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • Sep 28 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • Sep 28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • Sep 28 Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 29 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • Sep 29 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
  • Sep 30 Allies stop checking on German navy
  • Oct 1 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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).
  • Nov 1 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • Nov 1 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
  • Nov 2 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • Nov 4 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • Nov 4 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)
  • Nov 4 US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected
  • Nov 6 Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of UK
  • Nov 8 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • Nov 8 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • Nov 9 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
  • Nov 10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • Nov 11 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 11 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
  • Nov 12 Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
  • Nov 15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • Nov 21 British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • Nov 22 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • Nov 24 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
  • Nov 24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • Nov 26 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 27 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
  • Nov 27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • Nov 28 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Nov 29 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • Nov 29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • Nov 30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • Nov 30 Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 30 French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh
  • Dec 1 Calles becomes president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 2 British-German trade agreement signed
  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 7 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
  • Dec 9 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • Dec 9 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 10 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
  • Dec 12 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • Dec 13 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

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Dec 14 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Dec 14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 16 Noel Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Dec 17 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

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Dec 20 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
  • Dec 22 Philip Barry's "Youngest" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • Dec 24 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die

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Dec 26 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Dec 27 Albania is declared a dictatorship under Ahmed Beg Zofu
  • Dec 27 The US signs a treaty with the Dominican Republic, which supersedes that of 1907: in July, the Us had withdrawn its Marines and ended its occupation

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Dec 30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Dec 31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers