Today in History for June 1924

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

2nd - Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
3rd - Gila Wilderness Area established by Forest Service
6th - 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
7th - 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
7th - George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
9th - "Jelly-Roll Blues," is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton
10th - 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
11th - Bene Brak Palestine founded
11th - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
13th - Bene Berak Palestine founded
13th - Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
13th - Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
14th - Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
14th - WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
15th - 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
15th - Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile
15th - J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
15th - Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
16th - South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 18th - Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque
19th - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
21st - NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
23rd - 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
24th - 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
26th - After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
26th - Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
28th - Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
28th - Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
30th - England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 51 of 51

1st - Paula Hinton, dancer
1st - William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
2nd - June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
3rd - David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
3rd - Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
3rd - Jimmy Rogers, Ruleville, Mississippi, Blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), (d. 1997)
3rd - Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
4th - Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
5th - Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
6th - Serge Nigg, composer
7th - Dolores Gray, Chicago Illinois, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet)
8th - George Kirby, Chicago, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show)
8th - Glidewell, Lord Justice
8th - Ian Colquhoun, cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55)
8th - Sheldon Allman, Chicago, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World)
8th - William Barlow, CEO (BICC)
8th - Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
9th - Christine Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)
9th - Peter Heatly, CEO (Commonwealth Games Federation)
9th - Tony Britton, Birmingham England, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup)
11th - Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
12th - George Herbert Walker Bush, Milton MA, 43 US Vice President (1981-89) 41st US President (R, 1989-93)
13th - Percy Rodrigues, Montreal Quebec, actor (Brainwaves)
14th - Solouchin, writer
15th - Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)
15th - Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
16th - Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
17th - Gotthold Gloger, writer
17th - Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)
18th - George Mikan, NBA center (6-time all-pro)
18th - Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
19th - David Scott, priest
19th - Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
19th - Wassil Bykau, writer
20th - Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
20th - Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
21st - Wally Fawkes, cartoonist/jazz clarinettist
21st - Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
24th - Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
24th - Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
24th - Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
25th - Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
26th - Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
26th - Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
26th - Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
27th - Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)
27th - Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
27th - Paul Conrad, comic strip cartoonist (LA Times)
28th - Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
29th - Ezra Laderman, NYC, composer (Jacob & the Indians)
29th - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

24th - American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 8 of 8

3rd - Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40
8th - Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)
8th - George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)
10th - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
11th - Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87
11th - Theodore Dubois, composer, dies at 86
23rd - Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
30th - Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42

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