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1924George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

1924Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1924Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

19247th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

1924J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1924Adolf Hitler freed from jail early

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

1924Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

1924M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape).

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

1924Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

1924Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

1924The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.

1924Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut

192438th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Mallory (6-1 6-3)

1924J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI

1924Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

1924Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

1924Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

192459th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

1924US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected

1924Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

1924Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

1924 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP 
Jan 6
Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo 
Jan 12
History of Science Society organized at Boston 
Jan 13
Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections 
Jan 14
Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy 
Jan 15
3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms 
Jan 22
Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain 
Jan 22
Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens 
Jan 22
KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions 
Jan 23
Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain 
Jan 24
Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union 
Jan 24
Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991 
Jan 25
1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France 
Jan 26
Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal 
Jan 27
Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier 
Jan 27
Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow 
Jan 27
The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill 
Jan 29
Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland 
Jan 30
Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW 
Feb 1
Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens 
Feb 1
Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union 
Feb 1
Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg 
Feb 2
International Ski Federation (FIS) forms 
Feb 3
Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin) 
Feb 4
1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France 
Feb 4
George Kelly's "Show-Off," premieres in NYC 
Feb 5
The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips". 
Feb 7
Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR 
Feb 8
1st coast-to-coast radio hookup: Gen John Joseph Carty speech in Chic 
Feb 9
Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR 
Feb 10
Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators) 
Feb 12
George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC 
Feb 12
George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback," premieres in NYC 
Feb 14
IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson 
Feb 15
A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill 
Feb 17
Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds) 
Feb 18
US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard 
Feb 18
US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger 
Feb 18
US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal 
Feb 24
Greek parliament proclaims republic 
Feb 24
Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs) 
Feb 24
Mahatma Gandhi released from jail 
Feb 25
Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3) 
Feb 26
Trial against Hitler in Munich begins 
Feb 27
Belgium's Theunis government falls 
Feb 28
US begins intervention in Honduras 
Mar 1
Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted 
Mar 3
German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed 
Mar 3
Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock," premieres in Dublin 
Mar 4
"Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny 
Mar 5
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM 
Mar 5
Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games 
Mar 5
King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief 
Mar 6
British Labour government cuts military budget 
Mar 8
Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah 
Mar 9
South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka) 
Mar 11
3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins 
Mar 11
Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London 
Mar 11
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games 
Mar 13
German Republic day 
Mar 16
The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime. 
Mar 17
Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC 
Mar 17
Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition 
Mar 17
Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats 
Mar 20
Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn 
Mar 20
Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2 
Mar 21
1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC) 
Mar 21
Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US 
Mar 24
Greece becomes a republic 
Mar 25
Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier 
Mar 25
Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2 
Mar 26
Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London 
Mar 27
Canada recognizes USSR 
Mar 27
New French government of Poincaré begins 
Mar 28
WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions 
Mar 29
Bayern & Vatican reach accord 
Mar 31
Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established 
Mar 31
London public transport strike ends 
Apr 1
Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co 
Apr 1
Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted 
Apr 1
Imperial Airways forms in Britain 
Apr 1
The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed. 
Apr 6
4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight 
Apr 6
Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament 
Apr 6
Völkische Block (nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria 
Apr 8
South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions 
Apr 10
Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play 
Apr 11
1st men's college swimming championships begin 
Apr 11
Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections 
Apr 11
WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions 
Apr 13
Greek plebiscite for a republic 
Apr 15
Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead 
Apr 15
WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions 
Apr 15
Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas. 
Apr 16
1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion 
Apr 16
Child labor laws strengthened in Holland 
Apr 17
Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM 
Apr 18
1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster) 
Apr 19
"National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago 
Apr 19
28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2 
Apr 22
Hague Chambers of Commerce forms 
Apr 23
British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley 
Apr 27
Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1 
Apr 28
119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster 
May 1
Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece 
May 2
Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR 
May 3
Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber. 
May 4
8th Olympic games open at Paris, France 
May 4
German Republic election fascists & communists win 
May 5
Unions terminate Twentse textile strike 
May 7
Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana 
May 8
Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres 
May 8
Memel territories given to Lithuania 
May 8
Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut 
May 10
J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI 
May 11
Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election 
May 11
Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire) 
May 11
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies. 
May 12
50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2 
May 12
7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind 
May 16
108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon 
May 17
50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2 
May 18
Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school. 
May 21
Leopold & Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun 
May 22
In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks 
May 26
German government of Marx resigns 
May 26
Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration 
May 29
AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks. 
May 30
Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h) 
Jun 2
Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians 
Jun 3
Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service 
Jun 6
28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich 
Jun 7
56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8 
Jun 7
George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit 
Jun 9
"Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton 
Jun 10
1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland 
Jun 11
Bene Brak Palestine founded 
Jun 11
Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC 
Jun 13
Bene Berak Palestine founded 
Jun 13
Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier 
Jun 13
Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win 
Jun 14
Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa 
Jun 14
WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY 
Jun 15
1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal 
Jun 15
Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile 
Jun 15
J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI 
Jun 15
Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens 
Jun 16
South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7 
Jun 18
Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque 
Jun 19
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6) 
Jun 21
NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms 
Jun 23
8 month Twenste textile strike ends 
Jun 24
59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake 
Jun 26
After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic 
Jun 26
Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway 
Jun 28
Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's 
Jun 28
Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93 
Jun 30
England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's 
Jul 1
Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms 
Jul 5
Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil 
Jul 5
44th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4) 
Jul 6
1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England 
Jul 7
Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½" 
Jul 10
Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim 
Jul 10
Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam 
Jul 11
Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India 
Jul 13
Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6) 
Jul 16
Conference over German recovery payments begins in London 
Jul 16
NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games 
Jul 17
St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 
Jul 18
KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi 
Jul 20
Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris 
Jul 20
Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people. 
Jul 27
8th Olympic games closes in Paris 
Jul 29
Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship 
Aug 2
Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game 
Aug 3
Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist 
Aug 5
Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts 
Aug 8
British-Russian trade agreement signed 
Aug 11
1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken 
Aug 16
38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Mallory (6-1 6-3) 
Aug 16
Conference about German recovery payments opens in London 
Aug 16
Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed 
Aug 17
French-German trade agreement signed 
Aug 18
France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr 
Aug 23
Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century 
Aug 25
International maritime treaty drawn 
Aug 25
Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn 
Aug 26
(August 13 Old Style) The Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. 
Aug 28
Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union. 
Aug 29
German Republic day accepts Dawes plan 
Aug 31
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2) 
Sep 1
Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake 
Sep 2
44th US Men's Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (6-1 9-7 6-2) 
Sep 2
Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC 
Sep 3
Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai) 
Sep 3
L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC 
Sep 6
Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails 
Sep 6
Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships 
Sep 8
Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador 
Sep 9
Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii. 
Sep 10
Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out 
Sep 10
Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder 
Sep 13
19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0) 
Sep 14
Walter Johnson elected AL MVP 
Sep 16
Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game 
Sep 17
Italy signs treaty of Rapallo 
Sep 18
Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking 
Sep 20
Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams 
Sep 20
Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game 
Sep 24
Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport 
Sep 25
Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH 
Sep 27
Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1 
Sep 28
2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops 
Sep 28
French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria 
Sep 28
Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico 
Sep 29
Santo Domingo joins League of Nations 
Sep 29
Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees 
Sep 30
Allies stop checking on German navy 
Oct 1
Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia) 
Oct 1
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2) 
Oct 1
Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand 
Oct 2
League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva 
Oct 3
King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne 
Oct 4
NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series 
Oct 5
1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News 
Oct 7
Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms 
Oct 8
British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives 
Oct 10
Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca 
Oct 10
Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7 
Oct 12
Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow 
Oct 13
Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca 
Oct 14
Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna 
Oct 15
Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument 
Oct 18
Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs) 
Oct 18
Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, NY Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen) 
Oct 19
General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium 
Oct 20
1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0 
Oct 21
KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies 
Oct 22
Toastmasters International is founded. 
Oct 24
Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing 
Oct 24
Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven 
Oct 25
"Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published 
Oct 27
The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union. 
Oct 28
French-Russian trade agreement signed 
Oct 28
White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend 
Oct 28
M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape). 
Oct 29
"Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater 
Oct 29
Labour party loses British parliamentary election 
Oct 31
World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks). 
Nov 1
1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded 
Nov 1
Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals 
Nov 2
Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle 
Nov 4
British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns 
Nov 4
California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914) 
Nov 4
Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming) 
Nov 4
US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected 
Nov 6
Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of UK 
Nov 8
Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt 
Nov 8
Fortune Theatre opens in London 
Nov 9
Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas) 
Nov 10
Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago. 
Nov 11
Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC 
Nov 11
Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF) 
Nov 12
Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron 
Nov 15
Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms 
Nov 16
Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record) 
Nov 21
British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR 
Nov 22
Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan 
Nov 24
1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java) 
Nov 26
Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed 
Nov 27
57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7) 
Nov 27
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held. 
Nov 28
Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber 
Nov 29
12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3 
Nov 29
NHL's Montreal Forum opens 
Nov 30
1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC) 
Nov 30
Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied 
Nov 30
French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh 
Dec 1
Calles becomes president of Mexico 
Dec 1
George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC 
Dec 2
British-German trade agreement signed 
Dec 5
Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5 
Dec 7
German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose) 
Dec 9
Dutch & Hungary trade treaty signed 
Dec 9
Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president 
Dec 10
Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years 
Dec 10
Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine 
Dec 13
KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions 
Dec 14
Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou 
Dec 14
Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris 
Dec 16
Noel Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London 
Dec 16
Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor 
Dec 17
1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY 
Dec 19
Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings 
Dec 19
The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England. 
Dec 20
Adolf Hitler freed from jail early 
Dec 22
Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2 
Dec 22
Philip Barry's "Youngest" premieres in NYC 
Dec 24
1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands 
Dec 24
Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup) 
Dec 24
Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC 
Dec 24
School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma catches fire, 36 die 
Dec 26
Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut 
Dec 30
Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society 
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