Historical Events For Year 1924

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January 25, 1924

The 1924 Winter Olympics open in the French Alps in Chamonix, France.

February 7, 1924

The United States experiences it's first state execution using gas as capital punishment, which takes place in Nevada.
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February 14, 1924

The New York Computing Tabulating Recording Company is renamed as International Business Machines, otherwise known as IBM.
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February 22, 1924

The first radio broadcasted speech sent out from the White House is given by President of the United States Calvin Coolidge.
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March 25, 1924

The Republic of Greece if established and announced. Read More

April 1, 1924

For participating in the Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail but only ends up serving 8 months.
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April 16, 1924

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, or MGM, the American media company, is founded in Los Angeles, California.
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April 26, 1924

The British War Office is not persuaded by the demonstration of Harry Grindell Matthews' "death ray" in London.
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May 10, 1924

The Bureau of Investigation appoints J. Edgar Hoover as the head.

May 11, 1924

Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their companies to form Mercedes-Benz. Read More

May 24, 1924

The United States signed the Immigration Act of 1924 and the Asian Exclusion Act into law.
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June 13, 1924

Hungary is hit by a tornado that was later named "Wildkansas ," of which it is known for being one of the strongest tornadoes to hit Europe, and reeks havoc for a total of 3 hours, killing and injuring a conjoined 60 or so people.
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June 23, 1924

In a Curtiss pursuit from New York to San Francisco, airman Russell Maughan makes the flight in 21 hours and 48 minutes.
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September 9, 1924

The Kauai Hanapepe Massacre occurs in Hawaii. Read More

September 9, 1924

Belgium introduces the 8-hour work day. Read More

September 28, 1924

The first round-the-world flight is made by U.S. Army pilots John Harding and Erik Nelson taking them 175 days and 74 stops before returning to Seattle.
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October 22, 1924

Toastmaster International is founded as the popular organization with the purpose of growing leadership and communication skills.
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November 4, 1924

The first elected woman governor in the United States is Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming. Read More

November 4, 1924

Republican Calvin Coolidge wins the U.S. Presidential Election against his Democrat and Progressive Party opponents.

November 27, 1924

The Thanksgiving Day Parade organized by Macy's, which has become a traditional and annual occurrence, is held in New York City for the first time.
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December 20, 1924

After serving only nine months for his crucial role in the Beer Hall Putsch event from the year prior, Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison in Germany.
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December 24, 1924

Albania as a republic is announced to all. Read More

December 30, 1924

The announcement that the Milky Way is only one of many galaxies and that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula, is actually one of these galaxies, is made by astronomer Edwin Hubbleand.
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