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< MCMXXIV = 1924 >

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Events in 1924

14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
21 January: Vladimir Lenin, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, founder of the USSR, dies at his estate in Gorki near Moscow at age 53.
26 January: Saint Petersburg, Petrograd in Russian, is renamed Leningrad.
1 February: The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
5 February: This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.
12 February: George Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue” is first performed at Aeolian Hall in New York.
24 March: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1342 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
19 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
20 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
23 April: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
3 June: Franz Kafka, Czech Jewish German-speaking author, dies of tuberculosis in Kierling near Vienna at age 40.
4 June: The Bengali physics professor Satyendra Bose mails a manuscript to Albert Einstein entitled “Planck's Law and the Light Quantum Hypothesis” seeking his influence to get it published after it was rejected by the Philosophical Magazine, whereupon Einstein translates it into German himself for publication in the Zeitschrift für Physik and quickly predicts the Bose-Einstein condensate.
8 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
30 June: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
15 September: Lucebert, Dutch poet, is born in Amsterdam.
8 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
20 October: Traffic lights are installed at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, believed to be the first in continental Europe, but a system at the Stephansplatz in Hamburg may predate them by a year or two.
4 November: Gabriel Fauré, French composer, dies from pneumonia in Paris at age 79.
29 November: Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer, dies in Brussels at age 65.
20 December: Adolf Hitler is released from one year in prison.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
30 December: Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies outside the Milky Way.

People in 1924

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Claude Monet, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Antoni Gaudí, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Maria Callas celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1924

The year 1924 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1828, 1856 and 1884 in the century before it and 1952, 1980 and 2008 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1924 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 June 2017.
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