On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1924

Historical Events

  • California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)

Election of Interest

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

  • 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]

Election of Interest

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


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? 97 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio