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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1924 AD


January 1: Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
January 3: British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
January 6: Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
January 12: History of Science Society organized at Boston
January 13: Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
January 14: Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
January 15: 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
January 22: Baldwin government resigns in England
January 22: Dutch Blast Furnace and Steel Factory opens
January 22: KGO-AM in San Francisco, California begins radio transmissions
January 23: Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
January 24: Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
January 24: Russian city of St. Petersburg renamed Leningrad
January 25: 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
January 26: Charles Jewtraw, U.S. 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
January 27: Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
January 27: Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
January 29: Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
January 30: Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW


February 1: Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
February 1: New British MacDonald government recognizes U.S.S.R.
February 1: Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
February 1: Soviet Union formally recognized by Britain
February 2: International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
February 3: Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
February 4: 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
February 4: George Kelly's "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
February 7: Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with U.S.S.R.
February 8: 1st coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
February 9: Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
February 10: Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
February 12: George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall (New York City)
February 12: George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback," premieres in New York City
February 13: King Tut's tomb opened
February 14: IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
February 17: Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
February 18: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
February 18: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
February 24: Greek parliament proclaims republic
February 24: Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 seconds)
February 24: Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
February 25: Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland High School basketball game (163-3)
February 26: Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
February 27: Belgium's Theunis government falls
February 28: U.S. begins intervention in Honduras


March 1: Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
March 3: German and Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
March 3: Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock," premieres in Dublin
March 4: "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
March 5: Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
March 5: Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
March 5: King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
March 6: British Labour government cuts military budget
March 8: Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
March 9: South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
March 11: 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
March 11: Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife," premieres in London
March 11: NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
March 13: German Republic day
March 17: Eugene O'Neill's "Welded," premieres in New York City
March 17: Netherlands and U.S.S.R. begin talks over U.S.S.R. recognition
March 17: Sweden and U.S.S.R. exchange diplomats
March 20: Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
March 20: Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
March 21: 1st foreign language course broadcast on U.S. radio (WJZ, New York City)
March 21: Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
March 24: Greece becomes a republic
March 25: Greek parliament selects Admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
March 25: Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
March 26: Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan," in London
March 27: Canada recognizes U.S.S.R.
March 27: New French government of Poincare begins
March 28: WGN-AM in Chicago, Illinois begins radio transmissions
March 29: Bayern and Vatican reach accord
March 31: Croydon Airport: 1st British mig aircraft Imperial established
March 31: London public transport strike ends


April 1: Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
April 1: Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but General Ludendorff acquitted
April 1: Imperial Airways forms in Britain
April 6: 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
April 6: Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
April 6: Volkische Block (Nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bayern
April 10: Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
April 11: 1st men's college swimming championships begin
April 11: Socialists win Denmark's parliamentary elections
April 11: WLS-AM in Chicago, Illinois begins radio transmissions
April 13: Greek plebiscite for a republic
April 15: Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain Belgium, 1 dead
April 15: WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
April 16: 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Matthaus Passion
April 16: Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
April 17: Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer merged to form MGM
April 18: 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon and Schuster)
April 19: 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
April 19: "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
April 22: Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
April 23: British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
April 27: Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
April 28: 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster


May 1: Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
May 2: Netherlands refuses to recognize U.S.S.R.
May 4: 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
May 4: German Republic election fascists and 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
May 10: J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI
May 11: Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
May 11: Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
May 12: 50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
May 12: 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind
May 16: 108 degrees F (42 degrees C) in Blitzen Oregon
May 17: 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
May 21: Leopold and Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
May 22: In Chicago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
May 26: German government of Marx resigns
May 26: President Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
May 30: Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists


June 2: Snyder Act: U.S. citizenship granted to all American Indians
June 3: Gila Wilderness Area established by Forest Service
June 6: 28th U.S. Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
June 7: 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
June 7: George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
June 9: "Jelly-Roll Blues," is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton
June 10: 1st political convention broadcast on radio - Republicans at Cleveland
June 11: Bene Brak Palestine founded
June 11: Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
June 13: Bene Berak Palestine founded
June 13: Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
June 13: Yankees win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
June 14: Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe and Maurice Tate vs. South Africa
June 14: WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
June 15: 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
June 15: Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile
June 15: J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
June 15: Native Americans are proclaimed U.S. citizens
June 16: South Africa all out 30 vs. England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
June 18: Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque
June 19: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
June 21: NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
June 23: 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
June 24: 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
June 26: After 8 years of occupation, U.S. troops leave Dominican Republic
June 26: Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
June 28: Test cricket ump debut for Frank Chester, vs. South Africa at Lord's
June 28: Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio and Lorain Ohio, killing 93
June 30: England score 2-503 in day's play vs. South Africa at Lord's


July 1: Light Brigade forms
July 1: Through regular transcontinental airmail service forms, New York City-SF
July 5: Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
July 6: 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, U.S. - England
July 7: Robert LeGendre of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 5 "
July 10: Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
July 10: Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
July 11: Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi
July 13: Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
July 16: Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
July 16: New York Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit home runs in 6 cons games
July 17: St. Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
July 18: KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
July 20: Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
July 27: 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
July 29: Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship


August 2: Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
August 3: Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
August 5: Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts
August 8: British-Russian trade agreement signed
August 11: 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken
August 16: 38th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)
August 16: Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
August 16: Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
August 17: French-German trade agreement signed
August 18: France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
August 23: Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
August 25: International maritime treaty drawn
August 25: Washington Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 innings
August 29: German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
August 31: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)


September 1: Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
September 2: 44th U.S. Mens Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (61 97 62)
September 2: Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in New York City
September 3: Civil war breaks out in China, General Tsi moves to Shanghai
September 3: L Stallings and M Anderson's "What Price Glory?," premieres in New York City
September 6: Assassination attempt on Mussolini fails
September 6: Charles Paddock captures 100 and 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track and field championships
September 8: Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
September 10: Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
September 10: Leopold and Loeb found guilty of murder
September 13: 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
September 14: Walter Johnson elected AL MVP
September 16: Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
September 17: Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
September 18: Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
September 20: Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
September 20: Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats New York Giants to win 300th game
September 24: Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport
September 25: Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
September 27: Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
September 28: 2 U.S. Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
September 28: French government names General Serrail Governor-General of Syria
September 28: General Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
September 29: Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
September 29: Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
September 30: Allies stop checking on German navy


October 1: Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
October 1: Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell and Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
October 1: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) and 5 mile (24:06.2)
October 2: League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
October 3: King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
October 4: New York Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
October 5: 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in New York City Daily News
October 7: 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
October 7: Greek government of Dikalekopoulis, forms
October 8: British Labour government of MacDonald falls to Communists
October 10: Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca
October 10: Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
October 12: Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
October 13: Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca
October 14: Arnold Schonbergs opera "Die Gluckliche Hand," premieres in Vienna
October 15: President Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
October 18: Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)
October 18: Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, New York Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen)
October 19: General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hour work day in Belgium
October 21: KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
October 24: Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
October 24: Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
October 25: "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
October 27: Uzbek SSR forms
October 28: French-Russian trade agreement signed
October 28: White Sox beat New York Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
October 29: "Dixie to Broadway," opens at Broadhurst Theater
October 29: Labour loses British parliamentary election


November 1: 1st U.S. NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
November 1: Forest Peters of Montana State University hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
November 2: Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
November 4: British Labour government of MacDonald, resigns
November 4: California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914)
November 4: Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st U.S. female Governor (Wyoming)
November 4: U.S. president Calvin Coolidge re-elected
November 6: Stanley Baldwin becomes Prime Minister of England
November 8: Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
November 8: Fortune Theatre opens in London
November 9: Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
November 11: Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St. New York City
November 11: Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
November 12: Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
November 15: Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
November 16: Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL and major-league football record)
November 21: British premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with U.S.S.R.
November 22: England orders Egyptians out of Sudan
November 24: 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
November 26: Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
November 27: 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA and Polytechnic tie 7-7)
November 28: Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
November 29: 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
November 29: NHL's Montreal Forum opens
November 30: 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
November 30: Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied


December 1: Calles becomes president of Mexico
December 1: George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good," premieres in New York City
December 2: British-German trade agreement signed
December 5: Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
December 7: German election (Social Democrats win/Nazis and Communists lose)
December 9: Dutch and Hungary trade treaty signed
December 9: Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
December 10: Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
December 10: Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
December 13: KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
December 14: Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou
December 14: Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma," premieres in Paris
December 16: Noel Coward's "Vortex," premieres in London
December 17: 1st U.S. diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, New York
December 19: Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
December 20: Adolf Hitler freed from jail early
December 22: Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St. Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
December 22: Philip Barry's "Youngest," premieres in New York City
December 24: 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
December 24: Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
December 24: Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St. Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th New York City
December 24: School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma catches fire, 36 die
December 26: Judy Garland, 2, billed as Baby Frances, show business debut
December 30: Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
December 31: Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
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