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Major Events of 1924

1924 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXIV) was the 24th year of the 20th century. 1924 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1924.
News Events of 1924

J. Edgar Hoover appointed to head Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Lenin dies and is succeeded by Stalin.

V. I. Lenin   Joseph Stalin

Mahatma Gandhi goes on 21-day fast for Indian unity and religious tolerance, after communal fighting between Hindus and Muslims.

Mohandas Gandhi

First Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France.

Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

Calvin Coolidge becomes the first US President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

Calvin Coolidge

British Empire exhibition in London, England.

GMT radio time signal first transmitted from Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

Mercedes-Benz formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their companies.

Saint Petersburg

Sports in 1924
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1924 Summer Olympics (Games of the VIII Olympiad): Paris, France

    • 1924 Winter Olympics (I Olympic Winter Games): Chamonix, France

  • Baseball:

    1924 World Series

    • Winning Team: Washington Senators

    • Losing Team: New York Giants

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