1924 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 248

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

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

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

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May 11 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • May 16 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
  • May 18 Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • May 21 Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
  • May 26 German government of Marx resigns

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May 26 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • May 29 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • May 30 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • May 31 China recognizes the USSR
  • Jun 2 Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • Jun 3 Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • Jun 11 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • Jun 11 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
  • Jun 13 Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • Jun 13 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • Jun 13 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • Jun 14 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • Jun 15 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

CommunicationModel T

Jun 15 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

  • Jun 15 J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
  • Jun 15 Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
  • Jun 16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • Jun 18 Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 26 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • Jun 28 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • Jun 30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 1 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • Jul 5 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Jul 6 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • Jul 10 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • Jul 10 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
  • Jul 11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
  • Jul 16 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
  • Jul 18 KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
  • Jul 20 Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • Jul 20 Tehran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
  • Aug 2 Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts
  • Aug 8 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • Aug 16 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
  • Aug 17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • Aug 23 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • Aug 25 International maritime treaty drawn
  • Aug 26 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • Aug 28 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • Aug 29 German parliament accepts Dawes plan
  • Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)
  • 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 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 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • 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 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)
  • Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)
  • Oct 2 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
  • Oct 3 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • 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 12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Labour party loses British parliamentary election

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 291

  • May 2 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
  • May 5 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
  • May 8 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • May 9 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • May 9 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • May 11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • May 11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • May 12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  • May 13 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • May 13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • May 14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 15 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
  • May 15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • May 16 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
  • May 16 Frank F Mankiewicz, columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • May 17 Thomas Baird, vice-admiral
  • May 20 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
  • May 23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
  • May 23 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • May 26 Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
  • May 28 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • May 28 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • May 28 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • Jun 1 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • Jun 2 June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • Jun 3 Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
  • Jun 8 Glidewell, Lord Justice
  • Jun 8 William Barlow, CEO (BICC)
  • Jun 8 Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, CEO (Commonwealth Games Federation)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • Jun 17 Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • Jun 17 Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
  • Jun 18 Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
  • Jun 19 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • Jun 21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • Jun 24 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • Jun 25 Sidney Lumet, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • Jun 26 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • Jun 27 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Jun 27 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • Jun 28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 18 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • Jul 19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • Jul 24 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • Jul 27 Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jul 30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • Aug 17 Evan S Connell, US writer
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 21 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
  • Aug 22 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • Aug 23 Denis Sargan, econometrician
  • Aug 23 Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • Aug 23 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia

Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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