On reflection through the years, 1924 was one of those years which had no key earth-shattering occurrences. A lot nonetheless went on in that twelve month period, however its challenging to select the major or considerable occurrences like in some other years, so here are 12 random happenings from 1924, 1 from each month. During January there was the very first ever Winter Olympics, the 1924 Winter Olympic games started on the 12th in Chamonix, in the French Alps. On February 22 the United States president, Calvin Coolidge become the first President to give a radio broadcast within the White House. On March 3, the 407-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished after Caliph Abdülmecid II of the Ottoman Caliphate is dumped. The final remnant of the old regime gives way to the reforming govt in Turkey associated with President Kemal Atatürk. On the 1st of April, Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail in Germany regarding his contribution in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch that he ends up serving below 9 months. On May 11th the Mercedes-Benz vehicle production organization is created by the combination of firms belonging to their founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz. On June 2, 1920 the US President, Calvin Coolidge signs in to legislation, the Indian Citizenship Act which eventually gives citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial boundaries of the United States. In the past, the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution described a citizen as any individuals born in America and be subject to its legislation and jurisdiction, the amendment had formerly been understood with the legal courts to not apply to Indigenous peoples. On July 10 at the 1924 Paris Olympics the Finnish runner, Paavo Nurmi wins both the 1500 and 5,000 m races within 2 hours of each other. During his career, Nurmi established twenty two official world records at distances in between 1500 m and 20 kilometres.

On August 28th, 1924, in Georgia there were an uprising in which Georgia revolts against rule by the Soviet Union in an abortive revolt. It was targeted at rebuilding the freedom of Georgia from the Soviet Union. In the revolt, several thousand die after being supressed with the Red Army. In Belgium on September 9, the 8-hour workday is brought in. On October 12-15, 1920 the airship, Zeppelin LZ-126 makes a transatlantic delivery flight from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Lakehurst, in New Jersey, USA. This Zeppelin had been mainly used for experimental work, particularly in the development of the American parasite fighter program and it was decommissioned later in 1932. In November, the very last known sighting of a California grizzly bear is recorded, by Colonel John R. White at Sequoia National Park. This grizzly bear had been especially admired for its attractiveness, size, and strength plus it was a icon of the state of California with the state described as the “Bear State” for that reason. Finally on December 30th 1924, the US astronomer Edwin Hubble proclaims that Andromeda, earlier thought to just be a nebula, is actually another galaxy. He also announced that the Milky Way which we are part of is only one of numerous such galaxies within the universe. He has a vital role in establishing the idea of extragalactic astronomy and also consequently the Hubble telescope ended up being named in his honour.


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