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  Timeline: 1924  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 16 1924 Milan-San Remo Pietro Linari (Ita) 287 km
March 23, 1924 Tour of Flanders Gerard Debaets (Bel) 284 km
April 6, 1924 Paris-Roubaix Jules Van Hevel (Bel) 270 km
August 10, 1924 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Rene Vermandel (Bel) 245 km
May 10-June 1, 1924 Giro d'Italia Giuseppe Enrici (Ita) 12 Stages, 3,609 km
June 22-July 20, 1924 Tour de France Ottavio Bottechia (Ita) 15 Stages, 5,425 km
November 9, 1924 Giro di Lombardia Giovanni Brunero (Ita) Milan-Milan, 250.4 km
  • France- The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamomix, France. Originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week"), it was held in association with France’s 1924 Summer Olympics.
  • Hollywood- The creation of the Walt Disney Studios.
  • USA- John Edgar Hoover was appointed Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Italy- The first freeway was built in Italy, 85 km from Milan to Varese.
  • Music- George Gershwin composed the classic Rhapsody in Blue.
  • USA Holiday- New York City hosted the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Originally called the "Macy's Christmas Parade," the event was held every year in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thanksgiving Day.

Notable Deaths-
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, 1870-1924
, he was known as Lenin, a Russian revolutionary and the first leader of the U.S.S.R. He died after a series of strokes on January 21, 1924.

 

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