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  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 20, 1924

    Mao Zedong

    The First KMT Congress

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 20, 1924

    At the First KMT Congress, held in Guangzhou in early 1924, Mao was elected an alternate member of the KMT Central Executive Committee, and put forward four resolutions to decentralise power to urban and rural bureaus.




  • Gorki Leninskiye, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Vladimir Lenin

    Death

    Gorki Leninskiye, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    On 21 January 1924, Lenin fell into a coma and died later that day.




  • Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Joseph Stalin

    Lenin Died

    Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Lenin died in January 1924.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 26, 1924

    Hirohito

    Marriage

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 26, 1924

    Prince Hirohito married his distant cousin Princess Nagako Kuni (the future Empress Kōjun), the eldest daughter of Prince Kuniyoshi Kuni, on 26 January 1924. They had two sons and five daughters.




  • India
    Thursday Jan 31, 1924

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    The Release

    India
    Thursday Jan 31, 1924

    Gandhi was released in February 1924 for an appendicitis operation, having served only two years.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 1924

    Louis Armstrong

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 4, 1924

    On February 4, 1924, he married Lil Hardin Armstrong, King Oliver's pianist, divorced in 1938.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 1924

    IBM

    Renamed

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 1924

    Watson never liked the clumsy hyphenated name "Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company" and on February 14, 1924, chose to replace it with the more expansive title "International Business Machines".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 1924

    Anna May Wong

    Wong was cast in a supporting role in The Thief of Bagdad

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 1924

    At the age of 19, Wong was cast in a supporting role as a scheming Mongol slave in the 1924 Douglas Fairbanks picture The Thief of Bagdad. Playing a stereotypical "Dragon Lady" role, her brief appearances on-screen caught the attention of audiences and critics alike.


  • Landsberg, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 1, 1924

    Adolf Hitler

    Five years' imprisonment

    Landsberg, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 1, 1924

    On 1 April, Hitler was sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Landsberg Prison.


  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 3, 1924

    Marlon Brando

    Birth

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 3, 1924

    Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr.


  • Paris, France
    Saturday Aug 16, 1924

    Gustav Stresemann

    Dawes Plan

    Paris, France
    Saturday Aug 16, 1924

    His first notable achievement was the Dawes Plan of 1924, which successfully resolved the issue of World War I reparations that Germany had to pay. It ended a crisis in European diplomacy following World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, it reduced Germany's overall reparations commitment and reorganized the Reichsbank.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 14, 1924

    Anna May Wong

    The Alaskan

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 14, 1924

    Wong continued to be offered exotic supporting roles that followed the rising "vamp" stereotype in cinema. She played indigenous native girls in two 1924 films. Filmed on location in the Territory of Alaska she portrayed an Eskimo in The Alaskan.


  • Plains, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1924

    Jimmy Carter

    Birth

    Plains, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1924

    James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924, at the Wise Sanitarium (now the Lillian G. Carter Nursing Center) in Plains, Georgia.


  • Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    Adolf Hitler

    Released from jail

    Landsberg, Germany
    Saturday Dec 20, 1924

    There, he received friendly treatment from the guards, and was allowed mail from supporters and regular visits by party comrades. Pardoned by the Bavarian Supreme Court, he was released from jail on 20 December 1924, against the state prosecutor's objections. Including time on remand, Hitler served just over one year in prison.


  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 29, 1924

    Anna May Wong

    Wong preformed in Peter Pan

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 29, 1924

    Wong returned to Los Angeles to perform the part of Princess Tiger Lily in Peter Pan. Both films were shot by cinematographer James Wong Howe but Peter Pan was more successful; the hit of the Christmas season.


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