November 1924 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 Stanley Baldwin becomes Britain's Prime Minister for a second time after a landslide victory over Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 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 21 British Prime Minister Stanley 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 30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • Nov 30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Robert N Rapoport, social anthropologist
  • Nov 1 Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, born in Isparta, Atabey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • Nov 6 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler, AKA Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)
  • Nov 7 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • Nov 9 Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • Nov 11 Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Nov 12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • Nov 14 Kenneth J Gray, (Rep-D-IL, 1955-75, 85- )
  • Nov 16 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Nov 18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 21 Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • Nov 22 Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
  • Nov 23 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
  • Nov 24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • Nov 26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • Nov 27 Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman and presidential candidate (Rep-D-NY), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies