1924 events in history

Jan 16 Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time
Jan 22 Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Jan 25 The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games
Jan 26 Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad
Feb 1 The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR
Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips"
Feb 8 Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada
Feb 12 George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music," in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano
Feb 14 The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Feb 22 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House
Mar 3 The thirteen-century-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk
Mar 3 The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy
Mar 8 The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah
Mar 16 In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy
Mar 25 On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic
Apr 1 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed
Apr 1 Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf
Apr 6 First round-the-world flight commences
Apr 8 Sharia courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms
Apr 15 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas
Apr 18 Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book
May 8 The Klaipėda Convention is signed formally incorporating Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania
May 10 J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972
May 21 University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a "thrill killing"
May 31 The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Beijing government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect
Jun 2 The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States
Jun 10 Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome
Jun 16 The Whampoa Military Academy is founded
Jun 26 American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic
Jul 11 Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday
Jul 24 Archeologist Themistoklis Sofoulis becomes Prime Minister of Greece
Aug 4 Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established
Aug 28 The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
Sep 9 Hanapepe massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii
Sep 17 The Border Defence Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits
Sep 17 The Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian is formed
Sep 28 First round-the-world flight completed
Oct 7 Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time
Oct 22 Toastmasters International is founded
Oct 25 The Zinoviev letter, which Zinoviev himself denied writing, is published in the Daily Mail. The Labour party would later blame this letter for the Conservatives' landslide election win
Oct 27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union
Oct 31 World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks)
Nov 4 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States
Nov 23 Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper
Nov 27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held
Dec 19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England
Dec 20 Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
Dec 24 Albania becomes a republic