On This Day

Events in History in 1924 (Part 2)

  • Nov 11 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
  • Nov 12 Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
  • Nov 15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms

AgreementContract of Interest

Nov 21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Nov 22 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • Nov 24 1st Dutch airliner, Fokker F.VII lands in Batavia (Java) after flying from Amsterdam
  • Nov 24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • Nov 26 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 27 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
  • Nov 27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • Nov 28 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Nov 30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • Nov 30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • Dec 1 Plutarco Elías Calles becomes President of Mexico

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Dec 1 "La Révolution surréaliste" publishes its first issue in Paris, edited by André Breton

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • Dec 2 British-German trade agreement signed

  • Dec 7 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
  • Dec 9 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • Dec 9 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
  • Dec 12 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • Dec 13 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the US Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Dec 17 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
  • Dec 19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

BattleCoup d'état

Dec 20 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early, having served only nine months of five-year sentence for "Beer Hall Putsch"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 22 Philip Barry's "Youngest" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • Dec 24 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die
  • Dec 27 Albania is declared a dictatorship under Ahmed Beg Zofu
  • Dec 27 The US signs a treaty with the Dominican Republic, which supersedes that of 1907: in July, the Us had withdrawn its Marines and ended its occupation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini