News and Events of 1924
- New York's Computer Tabulating Recording Company is re-organized and will now be known as International Business Machines Corp. (IBM).
- Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall and oilmen Harry Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny are charged with conspiracy and bribery in the Teapot Dome scandal, involving fraudulent leases of naval oil reserves. In 1931, Fall is sentenced to year in prison; Doheny and Sinclair acquitted of bribery.
- Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb confess to murdering 14-year-old cousin "in the interest of science." Clarence Darrow is defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of death sentence.
$2.91 billionConsumer Price Index:
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Washington d. NY Giants (4-3)
Montreal d. Vancouver (2-0)
Montreal d. Calgary (2-0)
Kathleen McKane d. H. Wills (4-6 6-4 6-4)Men:
Jean Borotra d. R. Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Notre Dame (10-0-0)
Fiction: The Able McLaughlins, Margaret Wilson
Drama: Hell-Bent Fer Heaven, Hatcher Hughes
Nobel Prize for Literature: Wladyslaw Reymont (Poland)
Miss America: Ruth Malcolmson (PA)More Entertainment Awards...
- Walt Disney creates his first cartoon, "Alice's Wonderland."
- Paul Whiteman introduces George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
- First Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: None awarded
Physics: Karl M. G. Siegbahn (Sweden), for investigations in X-ray spectroscopy
Physiology or Medicine: Willem Einthoven (Netherlands), for discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram