Year 1924 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 27 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
  • May 1 German automobile manufacturers Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie begin their first joint venture (later merge into Mercedes-Benz)
  • 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)
  • Sep 10 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • Oct 13 Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
  • Oct 28 Miner M.de Bruin discovers the infant fossil skull, "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species, Australopithecus africanus.
  • Dec 30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 26 Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 19 American poet e.e. (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries first wife Elaine Orr. The marriage lasts less than 9 months.
  • Jun 4 Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson

Historical Divorces


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