Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM EDUCATION
Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Things that Happened in 1924

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1924 political cartoon by Ellison Hoover satirizing the Teapot Dome Scandal, depicting the government buildings and monuments of Washington, D.C. being sold off cheap and removed.

JEA is 100! That’s quite a long time. Check out some other things that happened in 1924 with this list.

1. “Rhapsody in Blue,” by George Gershwin, is his performed in New York City
2. Al Neuharth, USA Today founder, was born
3. American companies and brands that were established during 1924 include Ace Hardware, Duracell, Quaker State, Simon & Schuster, and the Zale Corporation
4. American Heart Association established
5. American media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles, California
6. An automobile cost between $109 and $264
7. Average annual income: About $2,160
8. Average monthly rent: About $15
9. Average price of a house was between $2,500 and $3,000
10. Average retail price for a gallon of gas: 11 cents
11. Bacon: 35 cents a pound
12. Bananas: 40 cents a dozen
13. Beef roast: 33 cents a pound
14. Benny Hill is born
15. Black Gold was the Kentucky Derby Champion
16. British mountain climbers Andrew Irvine and George Mallory died in a mountaineering accident while climbing Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain.
17. Buddy Hackett was born
18. Butter: 40 cents a pound
19. Calvin Coolidge is the first president to deliver a radio address from the White House
20. Carroll O’Connor is born
21. Chet Atkins was born
22. Chief Justice was William Howard Taft
23. Chocolates: 45 cents a pound
24. Christopher C. Kraft Jr., American aerospace engineer is born
25. Chuck steak: 21 cents a pound
26. Cicely Tyson is born
27. Clarence DeMar won the 28th Boston Marathon and Lew Pettijohn won the 12th Indianapolis 500
28. Cocoa: 13 cents for an eight-ounce can
29. Coffee: 41 cents a pound
30. Consumer products that were launched during 1924 include the Bit-O-Honey candy bar, Butter Brickle, Dum Dums, iodized table salt, Kleenex facial tissues, locking pliers, Marlboro cigarettes
31. Cornmeal: Five cents a pound
32. Cost of a first-class stamp $0.02
33. Cranberry sauce: 24 cents for a No. 2 can
34. Don Knotts is born
35. Duck: 29 cents a pound
36. Ed Koch was born
37. Eggs: 32 cents a dozen
38. Eva Marie Saint is born
39. First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
40. Fish (cod): 18 cents a pound
41. Ford Motor Company manufactured the 10 millionth Model T. Ford
42. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is first performed in NYC
43. George H. W. Bush is born
44. Gloria Vanderbilt is born
45. Green onions: Five cents a bunch
46. Ham (Swift’s Premium brand): 25 cents a pound
47. Harold Gray’s comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, debuted in the New York Daily News, and ran for 86 more years until 2010.
48. Henry Mancini is born
49. In 1924, The Plastic Age was a best-selling fiction book, The Thief of Bagdad was a top-grossing film, and It Had to Be You was one of the most popular songs.
50. J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the FBI
51. Jimmy Carter is born
52. Lard: 19 cents a pound
53. Lauren Bacall is born
54. Lee Iacocca was born
55. Lemons: 25 cents a dozen
56. Leon Uris was born
57. Lettuce: 15 cents for a large head
58. Macaroni: 17 cents a pound
59. Margarine: 26 cents a pound
60. Marlon Brando is born
61. Mercedes-Benz is formed
62. Milk: 54 cents a gallon
63. Minimum wage: 33 cents per hour
64. Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States
65. New York’s Computer Tabulating recording Company is re-organized and will now be known as International Business Machines Corp (IBM)
66. Norman Fell was born
67. Notre Dame was the NCAA Football Champion
68. Oranges: 13 for 25 cents
69. Ottoman empire (founded in 1290) ends when Turkish president Mustafa Kemal ends the caliphate
70. Peaches (canned, sliced, Del Monte brand): 15 cents for a No. 1 can
71. Pork chops: 31 cents a pound
72. Potatoes: 89 cents for a half bushel (A half bushel of potatoes weighs 30 pounds.)
73. Rice: 10 cents a pound
74. Rod Serling is born
75. Rolled oats: Eight cents a pound
76. Round steak: 34 cents a pound
77. Ruth Malcolmson was Miss America
78. Salmon: 32 cents a pound
79. Sam Cathcart was born
80. Shorty Rogers, American jazz trumpeter, was born
81. Sirloin steak: 40 cents a pound
82. Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, opens
83. Summer Olympics were held
84. Teapot Dome Scandal
85. The Boston Bruins became the first USA-based hockey team to join the National Hockey League (NHL). Then, at the first NHL game on American soil, the Bruins defeated the Montreal Maroons, 2-1.
86. The Canton Bulldogs were the NFL champs, the Montreal Canadians clinched the Stanley Cup
87. The first state execution using gas in the U.S. takes place in Nevada
88. The first Winter Olympics take place
89. The words answering machine, Bible Belt, bookmobile, Cub Scout, dump truck, Geiger counter, lone ranger, parking lot, prime rate, superhighway, tossed salad, wisecrack, wrecking ball, and zipper all appeared in print for the first time
90. There were over 500 radio stations in the United States, and the iconic Wrigley Building opened in Chicago.
91. Toastmasters International established
92. Tom Landry was born
93. Truman Capote is born
94. U.S. bootleggers begin to use Thompson submachine guns
95. Unemployment was 5.0%
96. United States population: 114,109,000
97. Vladimir Lenin dies
98. Walt Disney created his first cartoon “Alice’s Wonderland”
99. Washington defeated the NY Giants in the World Series 4-3
100. Wheaties cereal and Milky Way candy bar were introduced
101. William Rehnquist was born
102. Woodrow Wilson dies

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