Friday 8 February 1924
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Audrey Meadows and Joe Black.
Woman to Woman, directed by Graham Cutts, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while The Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs was one of the best selling books.
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- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Audrey Meadows: Wu Chang, China -- Actress (Alice-Honeymooners).
- Joe Black: Baseball player.
- Charles Coste: France sport Champion.
- Lisel Mueller: German-American poet and academic.
- 1st coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chic
- US mobster Gee John is first executed in gas chamber, in Nevada.
- First coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago, Illinois.
- Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
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