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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.
Mahatma Gandhi goes on 21-day fast for Indian unity and religious tolerance, after communal fighting between Hindus and Muslims.
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.
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.
Sports in 1924
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