On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1924

Historical Events

  • California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Calvin Coolidge is elected to a full term as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John W. Davis

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Miriam (Ma) Ferguson one of the first two women elected US governor (of Texas) [See also Nellie Tayloe Ross, of Wyoming]
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross one of the first two women elected US governor (Wyoming) [See also Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, of Texas]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), dies at 79
  • Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
1924 Highlights

About November 4, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio