News and Events of 1924

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Calvin Coolidge
Vice President: none
Population: 114,109,000

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Economics

Federal spending:   $2.91 billion
Consumer Price Index:   17.1
Unemployment:   5.0%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


Sports

World Series
Washington d. NY Giants (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Vancouver (2-0)
Montreal d. Calgary (2-0)
Wimbledon
Women: 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
Black Gold
NCAA Football Champions
Notre Dame (10-0-0)
1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Winter Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
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)

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Events

Science

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

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