Historical Events in June 1924

Historic Event

Jun 2 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act (also known as Snyder Act), declaring all Native Americans to be American citizens [1]

  • Jun 3 Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service

US Golf Open

Jun 6 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Unknown Englishman Cyril Walker wins his only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Bobby Jones

Belmont Stakes

Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 9 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by American jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton
  • Jun 10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • Jun 11 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • Jun 11 Koos Vorrink elected President of Arbeiders Jeugd Organisatie (AJC) Socialist Youth Movement
  • Jun 13 Bene Berak, Palestine, founded
  • Jun 13 Gaston Doumergue elected as the 1st protestant French President
  • Jun 13 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • Jun 14 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • Jun 15 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

Model T

Jun 15 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile

Historic Event

Jun 15 J. Edgar Hoover assumes leadership of the FBI

  • Jun 16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7

World Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki

  • Jun 21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 26 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924", featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • Jun 26 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic

British Golf Open

Jun 27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jun 28 Tornado strikes Sandusky and Lorain, Ohio, killing 93
  • Jun 30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's

Election of Interest

Jun 30 J. B. M. Hertzog becomes Primes Minister, head of a coalition government between the National and Labour Parties in South Africa