The following events occurred in November 1924:
November 1, 1924 (Saturday)Edit
- A general election was held in Cuba. Gerardo Machado was elected President under the Liberal-Popular Coalition banner.
- Éamon de Valera was sentenced to a month in prison for entering Ulster illegally.
- Club Sport Colombia was founded in Paraguay.
- Born: Süleyman Demirel, politician, in İslamköy, Turkey (d. 2015)
November 2, 1924 (Sunday)Edit
November 3, 1924 (Monday)Edit
- Feng Yuxiang's troops entered Tianjin.
- Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis made their final appeals to voters with radio addresses on the eve of the presidential election.
- The League of Nations opened its first session of the International Opium Conference, addressing the issue of opium smoking and addiction.
November 4, 1924 (Tuesday)Edit
- Calvin Coolidge of the Republican Party was re-elected to a second term in the U.S. presidential election, as Democratic opponent John W. Davis nearly swept the South but was unable to carry any other states. Third party candidate Robert M. La Follette won his home state of Wisconsin.
- A violent encounter took place in Rome during parades commemorating the sixth anniversary of the Italian Armistice. Accounts vary as to what happened, but it appears that anti-Fascist war veterans objected to attempts by Blackshirts to join their march. Angry words were exchanged, fights broke out and a ceremony in the Piazza Venezia was called off. The incident became another scandal for Benito Mussolini's government as even members of his inner circle were appalled at what was seen as an attack on Italy's war veterans.
- Stanley Baldwin became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom again.
- Died: Gabriel Fauré, 79, French composer
November 5, 1924 (Wednesday)Edit
November 6, 1924 (Thursday)Edit
- Nikola Pašić became Prime Minister of Yugoslavia for the second time.
- The A. A. Milne poetry collection When We Were Very Young was published.
- Winston Churchill was named Chancellor of the Exchequer, a surprising move on the part of Stanley Baldwin as Churchill had no experience in finance.
- Born: Harlon Block, U.S. marine and flag raiser on Iwo Jima, in Yorktown, Texas (d. 1945); Jeanette Schmid, notable whistler, in Volary, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia (d. 2005)
November 7, 1924 (Friday)Edit
November 8, 1924 (Saturday)Edit
November 9, 1924 (Sunday)Edit
- Soviet troops massed intimidatingly on the border with Estonia on the eve of the trial of the 149 beginning.
- The drama film He Who Gets Slapped, starring Lon Chaney, was released.
- Born: Robert Frank, photographer, in Zürich, Switzerland
- Died: Henry Cabot Lodge, 74, American Senator and historian
November 10, 1924 (Monday)Edit
- Ranch property belonging to Mexican President-elect Plutarco Elías Calles was expropriated by the state in accordance with agrarian laws.
- Born: Russell Johnson, actor (Gilligan's Island), in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
- Died: Sir Archibald Geikie, 88, Scottish geologist; Dean O'Banion, 32, Chicago mobster (North Side Gang), shot by rival gangsters
November 11, 1924 (Tuesday)Edit
November 12, 1924 (Wednesday)Edit
November 13, 1924 (Thursday)Edit
November 14, 1924 (Friday)Edit
November 15, 1924 (Saturday)Edit
- France clashed with the United States over a letter from reparations agent Seymour Parker Gilbert stating that Britain and France were not entitled to collect a tax of 26 percent on German imports as part of reparations payments under the Dawes Plan. France contended that the import tax had nothing to do with the Plan.
- The United Kingdom angered Japan at the International Opium Conference in Geneva when British delegate Malcolm Delevingne said that Great Britain could not habitually recognize import certificates, because they were often diverted on the way to the country of purchase for illicit purposes by high officials in one far eastern country that he "preferred not to name."
November 16, 1924 (Sunday)Edit
- French troops evacuated the right bank of the Rhine between Cologne and Koblenz.
- Japan essentially quit the International Opium Conference, claiming the proposed agreement was discriminatory against them and that the British delegation had offended Japan's honour.
- Born: Mel Patton, track and field athlete, in Los Angeles (d. 2014)
November 17, 1924 (Monday)Edit
November 18, 1924 (Tuesday)Edit
November 19, 1924 (Wednesday)Edit
- Hollywood producer Thomas H. Ince died at his estate in California, two days after leaving a gathering attended by many celebrities aboard William Randolph Hearst's private yacht, the Oneida. The cause of death was officially given as a heart attack, but wild rumors circulated that he had been shot or somehow otherwise fatally afflicted under circumstances that were covered up. A 2001 film, The Cat's Meow, is based on the rumors.
- The legislature of the Philippines passed a resolution calling for complete independence from the United States.
- Born: William Russell, actor, in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England; J. D. Sumner, singer, songwriter and music promoter, in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
- Died: Thomas H. Ince, 42, film producer; Sir Lee Stack, 55 or 56, British Governor-General of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (assassinated)
November 20, 1924 (Thursday)Edit
November 21, 1924 (Friday)Edit
November 22, 1924 (Saturday)Edit
- Fethi Okyar became the 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey.
- The British government sent a message to Egyptian Prime Minister Saad Zaghloul demanding complete satisfaction in the matter of the assassination of Governor-General Sir Lee Stack, including punishment of those responsible and a payment of £500,000 in compensation. Britain blamed the assassination on the Egyptian government's failure to take steps to suppress anti-British agitation.
- Born: Geraldine Page, actress, in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)
November 23, 1924 (Sunday)Edit
November 24, 1924 (Monday)Edit
November 25, 1924 (Tuesday)Edit
- Charlie Chaplin married his second wife, Lita Grey, in Empalme, Mexico.
- Radio stations in the United States broadcast an "hour of silence" between 10 and 11 p.m., setting it aside for international broadcasting tests. Listeners as far west as Duluth, Minnesota reported being able to hear broadcasting from England, France and Spain.
- Born: Takaaki Yoshimoto, poet, critic and philosopher, in Tokyo (d. 2012)
November 26, 1924 (Wednesday)Edit
- The Mongolian People's Republic was proclaimed.
November 27, 1924 (Thursday)Edit
November 28, 1924 (Friday)Edit
November 29, 1924 (Saturday)Edit
- The Army–Navy Game was won by Army 12-0 in Baltimore; President Calvin Coolidge was among the 80,000 in attendance.
- In the 12th Grey Cup of Canadian football, Queen's University beat the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 11-3 at Varsity Stadium.
- The Montreal Forum opened in Canada.
- Born: Irv Noren, baseball player, in Jamestown, New York
- Died: Giacomo Puccini, 66, Italian composer
November 30, 1924 (Sunday)Edit
- The 1924 NFL season officially ended with the Cleveland Bulldogs atop the standings.
- Plutarco Elías Calles was inaugurated as the 40th President of Mexico. The National Stadium in Mexico City was packed for the event that only lasted fifteen minutes.
- Editor of British newspaper The People Hannen Swaffer recounted a séance he attended along with Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Robert McAlpine and others. Swaffer said that the medium contacted Lord Northcliffe, who admitted that Doyle was right about life beyond the grave. "I distrusted your judgement, but I see now how wrong I was", the spirit voice of Northcliffe was quoted as saying.
- Born: Allan Sherman, comedy writer and song parodist, in Chicago (d. 1973)
- Mercer, Derrik (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 324. ISBN 978-0-582-03919-3.
- Fox, Charles (November 4, 1924). "Feng's Troops in Tientsin as Ex-Chief Flees". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 12.
- "Cal's Radio to Nation: Vote!". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 4, 1924. p. 1.
- "Chronology 1924". indiana.edu. 2002. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- "1924 Presidential Election". 270 To Win. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- Sarfatti, Margherita (2014). Sullivan, Brian R. (ed.). My Fault: Mussolini As I Knew Him. New York: Enigma Books. pp. 109–110. ISBN 978-1-936274-40-6.
- Rue, Larry (November 24, 1924). "Mussolini, the Eagle, Coos Like Dove; Saves Job". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15.
- Cameron, Laura and Forrester, John. "'A nice type of the English scientist': Tansley and Freud." Dreams and History: The Interpretation of Dreams from Ancient Greece to Modern Psychoanalysis. Ed. Daniel Pick and Lyndal Roper. New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2004. 220. ISBN 1-58391-282-7.
- Seldes, George (November 8, 1924). "German Budget Balanced; Will Finance Farmer". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
- Wales, Henry (November 9, 1924). "Austrian Strike May Bring New European Storm". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
- "Coreans to Seek Independence by Economic Club". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 9, 1924. p. 6.
- Day, Donald (November 10, 1924). "Russia Tries to Curb Esthonian Trial of Reds". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 23.
- Neumeier, Frederick (November 11, 1924). "Mexicans Seize Land of Calles, New President". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 18.
- Rue, Larry (November 13, 1924). "Parliament of Italy Shunned by 185 Members". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
- Bart, Sheldon (2013). Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-62157-082-0.
- Seldes, George (November 16, 1924). "Allies Clash with U.S. Head of Dawes Plan". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 5.
- "Japanese Bolt Opium Accord; Blame Britain". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 17, 1924. p. 1.
- "Free Ruhr Road". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 16, 1924. p. 5.
- "Ontario Joins U.S. in Fight on Rum Runners". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 18, 1924. p. 16.
- "Britain Scraps League's World Peace Protocol". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 18, 1924. p. 1.
- Evert, Roger (2004). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005. Kansas City: Andrews McNell Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 0-7407-4742-8.
- Belletti, Valeria (2006). Beauchamp, Cari (ed.). Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 86–89. ISBN 0-520-24780-9.
- "Ultimatum Sent to Egypt". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 23, 1924. p. 1.
- "New Cabinet in Egypt; League to Get Protest". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 25, 1924. p. 1.
- "Chaplin Weds Lita Grey in Mexican Dawn". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 26, 1924. p. 1.
- "City Gets Europe by Radio". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 26, 1924. p. 1.
- Rue, Larry (November 29, 1924). "'Me or Deluge,' Mussolini Cry to Italy". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 7.
- "Garbisch Thrills Call and 80,000 as Navy Falls, 12-0". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 30, 1924. p. Part 2 p. 1.
- Cornyn, John (December 1, 1924). "Calles Takes Presidency of Mexico". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.
- Steele, John (December 1, 1924). "Northcliffe "Speaks from Spirit Land"". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.