Events in History in 1924

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  • Jan 1 Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
  • Jan 6 Poulenc and Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Jan 11 A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly
  • Jan 12 History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • Jan 13 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • Jan 14 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • Jan 15 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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Jan 16 British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Jan 22 Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
  • Jan 22 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions

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Jan 23 After Stanley Baldwin's resignation, Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of struggle by the Labour Party

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin

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Jan 24 Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 24 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad (changed back in 1991)
  • Jan 27 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier

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Jan 27 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 27 The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill
  • Jan 29 Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
  • Jan 30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
  • Feb 1 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
  • Feb 1 Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
  • Feb 2 International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • Feb 3 Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
  • Feb 4 George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
  • Feb 7 Benito Mussolini's Italian government exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • Feb 8 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
  • Feb 9 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • Feb 12 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC
  • Feb 12 George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback" premieres in NYC

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Feb 14 Thomas J. Watson renames the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as International Business Machines (IBM)

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. Watson
  • Feb 15 A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
  • Feb 17 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
  • Feb 18 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • Feb 18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Feb 18 US Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby resigns due to Teapot Dome scandal
  • Feb 24 Greek parliament proclaims republic
  • Feb 24 Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)

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Feb 24 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

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Feb 26 Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27 Belgium's Theunis government falls
  • Feb 28 US begins intervention in Honduras
  • Mar 1 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
  • Mar 3 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
  • Mar 3 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 4 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • Mar 5 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
  • Mar 5 Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
  • Mar 5 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
  • Mar 6 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • Mar 8 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, Utah
  • Mar 9 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
  • Mar 11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins

  • Mar 11 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
  • Mar 16 The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.
  • Mar 17 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • Mar 17 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • Mar 20 Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
  • Mar 21 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • Mar 21 Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
  • Mar 24 Greece becomes a republic
  • Mar 25 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • Mar 26 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
  • Mar 27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • Mar 27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • Mar 28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 29 Bayern & Vatican reach accord
  • Mar 31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • Mar 31 London public transport strike ends
  • Apr 1 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Apr 1 Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
  • Apr 1 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • Apr 1 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • Apr 6 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • Apr 6 Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
  • Apr 6 Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
  • Apr 8 South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: provides for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions, prohibited registration of black trade unions
  • Apr 11 Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • Apr 11 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 12 WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 13 Greek plebiscite for a republic
  • Apr 15 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • Apr 15 WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 15 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • Apr 16 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • Apr 16 Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • Apr 17 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
  • Apr 18 1st crossword puzzle book published by Simon & Schuster
  • Apr 22 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
  • Apr 23 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
  • Apr 28 119 die in coal mine disaster at Benwood, West Virginia
  • May 1 Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes President of Greece
  • May 2 Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
  • May 3 Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber
  • May 4 German Republic election: fascists & communists win
  • May 5 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • May 7 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
  • May 8 Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
  • May 8 Memel territories given to Lithuania
  • May 8 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

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May 10 J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • May 11 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

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May 11 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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May 11 Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie begin their first joint venture (later merge into Mercedes-Benz)

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • May 16 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen, Oregon
  • May 18 Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • May 21 Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
  • May 26 German government of Marx resigns

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May 26 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • May 29 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • May 30 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • May 31 China recognizes the USSR
  • Jun 2 Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • Jun 2 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, declaring all Native Americans to be American citizens
  • Jun 3 Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service

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

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • Jun 11 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • Jun 11 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
  • Jun 13 Bene Berak, Palestine, founded
  • Jun 13 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • Jun 13 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • Jun 14 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • Jun 15 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

CommunicationModel T

Jun 15 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile

  • Jun 15 J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
  • Jun 16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • Jun 18 Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

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Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 26 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • Jun 28 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • Jun 30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's

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

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 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.
  • Aug 2 Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts
  • Aug 5 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray is 1st published in the New York Daily News
  • Aug 8 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • Aug 16 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
  • Aug 17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • Aug 23 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • Aug 25 International maritime treaty drawn
  • 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)
  • Aug 28 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
  • Aug 29 German parliament accepts Dawes plan
  • Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)
  • Sep 1 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
  • Sep 3 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • Sep 3 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails
  • Sep 6 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • Sep 8 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • Sep 9 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Sep 10 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • Sep 16 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
  • Sep 17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • Sep 24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • Sep 25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
  • Sep 27 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • Sep 28 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • Sep 28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • Sep 28 General Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 29 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • Sep 29 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
  • Sep 30 Allies stop checking on German navy
  • Oct 1 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
  • Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)
  • Oct 2 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
  • Oct 3 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • Oct 5 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • Oct 7 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms
  • Oct 8 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
  • Oct 11 Bureau of Surrealist Research opens in Paris, directed by Antonin Artaud, resource centre for surrealist writers
  • Oct 12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow

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Oct 13 Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

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Oct 15 André Breton publishes his "Surrealist Manifesto" with Éditions du Sagittaire in Paris

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • Oct 18 Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, NY Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen)
  • Oct 19 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
  • Oct 21 KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
  • Oct 22 Toastmasters International is founded
  • Oct 24 Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • Oct 24 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine awarded to Dutchman Willem Einthoven "for his discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram"
  • Oct 27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union
  • Oct 28 French-Russian trade agreement signed