Popular Culture 1924U.S.
- Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin and Irvine Berlin continue to dominate the music industry and Rhapsody in Blue is played for the very first time.
Born This YearJimmy Carter October 1st
Lee Iacocca October 15th
Doris Day April 3rd
Marlon Brando April 3rd
- The IBM corporation was founded.
Inventions, Inventors and Country (or attributed to First Use)
Frozen Food USA by Clarence Birdseye
What News Events Happened in 1924U.S.
- New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held on November 27th.
- The first regular airmail services start in the USA.
- The Wrigley Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States is completed.
1. Location: 400-410 North Michigan Avenue, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois.
2. Built as the headquarters for the successful Wrigley Gum Company.
3. Building started on November 11th, 1920.
4. South tower 30 floors high were completed (425 ft high) in 1921.
5. Walkways between the towers added at the ground level and the third floor.
6. North tower 21 floors were completed in May 1924.
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- Two U.S. Army planes complete the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.
- On November 12th Ellis Island closes as an immigration entry point to the US.
- Hoof and Mouth epidemic in California.
- J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), later changed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- 25 people die in Los Angeles from Pneumonic plague.
- Pharaoh Tutankhamen of Egypt sarcophagus found.
- The Indian Citizenship Act passed on June 2nd which confers citizenship on all Native Americans born within the United States.
- The First ever Winter Olympic games are held in Chamonix, France.
- Northern Ireland Civil Rights demonstrators gunned down by British Army Paratroopers.
- Vladimir Lenin dies and Joseph Stalin begins his bid for leadership.
- The Summer Olympics are held in Paris, France.
- Johnny Weissmuller wins three gold medals at the Paris Summer Olympics.
Major World Political LeadersAustralia Prime Minister Stanley Bruce Brazil President Artur Bernardes Canada Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Italy Prime Minister Benito Mussolini
Japan Prime Minister Gonbee Yamamoto until 7 January
Japan Prime Minister Keigo Kiyoura From 7 January
Japan Prime Minister Keigo Kiyoura until 11 June
Japan Prime Minister Takaaki Katō From 11 June
Mexico PresidentPlutarco Elías Calles From 1 December
Mexico President Álvaro Obregón until 30 November
Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars Vladimir Lenin South Africa Prime Minister Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts until 30 June
South Africa Prime Minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog From 30 June
United States President Calvin Coolidge United Kingdom Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin until 16 January
United Kingdom Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald From 22 January
United Kingdom Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald until 4 November
United Kingdom Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin From 4 November
British General Election 1924 Stanley Baldwin (Conservative) defeats Ramsay MacDonald (Labor) and H. H. Asquith (Liberal).
United States Presidential Election 1924 Calvin Coolidge (Republican) Defeats John W. Davis (Democratic) and Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (Progressive).