1924 in the United States
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|1924 in the United States|
|Years:||1921 1922 1923 – 1924 – 1925 1926 1927|
48 stars (1912–1959)
Events from the year 1924 in the United States.
- President: Calvin Coolidge (Republican)
- Vice President: vacant
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Congress: 68th
- February 7 – Death penalty: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
- February 12 – Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin, is first performed in New York City at Aeolian Hall.
- February 14 – IBM is founded in New York State.
- February 16–February 26 – Dock strikes break out in various U.S. harbors.
- February 22 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- March 8 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners in Utah, United States.
- April 16 – American media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles, California.
- May 3 – The Aleph Zadik Aleph, the oldest Jewish youth fraternity, is founded in Omaha, Nebraska.
- May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- May 21 – University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a thrill killing.
- June 2 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
- June 12 – Rondout Heist: Six men of the Egan's Rats gang rob a mail train in Rondout, Illinois; the robbery is later found to have been an inside job.
- June 23 – American airman Russell L. Maughan flies from New York to San Francisco in 21 hours and 48 minutes on a dawn-to-dusk flight in a Curtiss pursuit.
- October 10 – The Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity is founded at the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University, Chicago.
- November 4 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.
- November 4 – U.S. presidential election, 1924: Republican Calvin Coolidge defeats Democrat John W. Davis and Progressive Robert M. LaFollette, Sr.
- November 19 – In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince ("The Father of the Western") dies, reportedly of a heart attack, in his bed (rumors soon surface that he was shot dead by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst).
- November 27 – In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
- December 1 – George Gershwin's Lady Be Good and Fascinating Rhythm (book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, lyrics by Ira Gershwin) premiere in New York City.
- Alice Vanderbilt Morris, a wealthy heiress, founds the International Auxiliary Language Association in New York
- U.S. bootleggers begin to use Thompson submachine guns.
- The Earth Inductor Compass is invented in New York City.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- January 23 - Frank Lautenberg, United States Senator from New Jersey from 2003 till 2013. (died 2013)
- February 21 - William Hathaway, United States Senator from Maine from 1973 till 1979.
- March 12 – Helen Parrish, American actress (died 1959)
- April 3
- June 4 – Dennis Weaver, actor (died 2006)
- June 12 – George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States and father of the 43rd president of the United States George W. Bush and spouse of Barbara Bush
- June 25
- July 15 - Jeremiah Denton, United States Senator from Alabama from 1981 till 1987.
- July 19 – Al Haig, jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop (died 1982)
- July 25 – Frank Church, United States Senator from Idaho from 1957 till 1981. (died 1984)
- August 1 – Marcia Mae Jones, actress (died 2007)
- August 2
- August 10 – Martha Hyer, actress
- September 6 - John Melcher, United States Senator from Montana from 1977 till 1989.
- September 7 - Daniel Inouye, United States Senator from Hawaii from 1963 till 2012. (died 2012).
- September 8 - Wendell H. Ford, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1974 till 1999.
- September 11 - Daniel Akaka, United States Senator from Hawaii from 1990 till 2013.
- September 30 – Truman Capote, author (died 1984)
- October 1 - Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, from 1977 till 1981.
- December 27 – James A. McClure, United States Senator from Idaho from 1973 till 1991. (died 2011)
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- February 3 – Woodrow Wilson, historian and 28th President of the United States of America (born 1856)
- April 7 – Marcus A. Smith, United States Senator from Arizona from 1912 till 1921. (born 1851)
- November 3 – Cornelius Cole, United States Senator from California from 1867 till 1873. (born 1822)
- November 9 – Henry Cabot Lodge, Senator from Massachusetts (born 1850)
- November 21 – Florence Harding, wife of President Warren G. Harding (born 1860)
- December 13 – Samuel Gompers, Labor leader (born 1850)
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