July 1924 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 C├ęsar 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 A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), born in Osceola, Nebraska (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, Church of England deaconess and minister, born in Leigh, Lancashire (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), born in London (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer (d. 2018)
  • Jul 24 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1984)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist, born in Phokoane, Sekhukhuneland, Northern Transvaal (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, British physician and director of prison medical services (Home Office), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)

Person of interestElizabeth Short

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 H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2017)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • Jul 13 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), dies at 81
  • Jul 23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, dies at 64