1924 Newspapers

An authentic 1924 newspaper is a great gift idea for someone who is interested in the past and wants to experience history through the eyes of those who lived at the time. 1924 was a year filled with dramatic events and significant social and political change.

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1924 Newspapers
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1924 Newspapers

1924 Newspaper Headlines Summary

1924 newspaper headlines were eye-catching to say the least. It was a dramatic year in history especially within the political and economic spheres of society. There were huge changes happening all over the world, particularly with the rise of fascism on the continent. Italian fascists received an incredible 65% of the countries votes in parliament this year, setting the stage for the dictatorship that was going to come under the leadership of Mussolini.

It was also the year that St Petersburg was renamed Leningrad under the communist leadership of Lenin, President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first president to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House, and media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded. 1924 newspaper articles tell the stories of the dramatic changes that were taking place at home and overseas during this tumultuous time.

January 23, 1924
Preceding Stanley Baldwin’s resignation, Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government in the UK.

January 24, 1924 
Five days after the death of Lenin, St. Petersburg (named Petrograd at the time) was renamed Leningrad.

February 7, 1924 
The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

February 14, 1924 
IBM is founded in New York State.

February 22, 1924 
President Calvin Coolidge is the first president to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

February 24, 1924
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader, Mahatma Gandhi is released from jail.

February 26, 1924
The trial against Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Nazi Germany begins in Munich.

April 1, 1924
The Imperial Airways forms in Britain and the Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

April 1, 1924 
Gangster Frank Capone is shot by police.

April 16, 1924
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles, California.

May 10, 1924 
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

May 11, 1924
Automobile Engineer and Inventor, Karl Benz forms Mercedes-Benz with Gottlieb Daimler.

June 2, 1924 
President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the limits of the United States.

June 7, 1924
Mountain Climber, George Leigh-Mallory and his partner disappear 775’ from Everest’s summit.

September 3, 1924
Civil war breaks out in China. (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai).

September 6, 1924
An assassination attempt on Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini is made.

October 13, 1924
Mecca falls to Saudi forces led by Founder of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud.

October 15, 1924
The Statue of Liberty in America is declared a national monument by 30th President Calvin Coolidge.

November 4, 1924 
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the U.S.

November 4, 1924 
The 1924 presidential election takes place, with Calvin Coolidge defeating Democrat John W. Davis and Progressive U.S. Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr.

November 10, 1924
Leader of the North Side Gang, Dion O’Banion is assassinated by Johnny Torrio’s gang. This sparks the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.

November 27, 1924 
In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

December 30, 1924
At the meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Astronomer, Edwin Hubble, announces the existence of other galactic systems.

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Easier and cheaper than expected. Absolutely excellent

Customer Trustpilot product review 5 star rating December 2 2020

Enjoyed reading what happened on the day I was born. The paper arrived in a display box which will where the paper will be kept.

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Amazing! Just what I hoped for and more. Great value for money. Lovely trip down memory lane for my grandad!

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Lovely old paper to read

Lavinia Bradley Trustpilot product review 3 star rating December 1 2020

Very disappointed. Only 3 pages and was very disappointed as it was to be a special gift but I have now had to go and find something else. It did arrive in a lovely box but as the box was virtually empty even that looked a bit ridiculous. If you had made contact with me and perhaps suggested an additional paper , I would have very happily paid for an additional copy of another paper.

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