1924
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

Death of Gass
Octavius Decatur Gass, former owner of the Las Vegas Ranch, dies on December 10 after a hard and often unlucky life.

The Kyle Ranch for tourists
Edward Taylor purchases the old Kyle (also written as Kiel) Ranch, to make a ranch for tourists.

The beginning of Lorenzi Park
David G. Lorenzi, born in France, starts building a luxurious resort, that will finally be opened to the public in 1926. The resort has two artificial lakes, with an island each.
Here tourists can swim, go fishing, row, enjoy listening a band playing, dancing... and even drinking in spite of the Prohibition.

Lenin's Death
The Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilich (best known as Lenin) dies after a severe stroke. This death signs the beginning of the political fight between Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Stalin) and Leon Trotsky.
Stalin monopolizes the funeral of Lenin, presenting Trotsky as opposite to Lenin's ideas. In 1925 he will succeed to remove Trotsky as commissar of war, and to start his ascent to the head of Soviet Union.

Mongolian Republic
After four centuries under the Chinese orbit, Mongolia declares its independence. The new Mongolia will get closer to the Soviet Union.

The Birth of IBM
Thomas Watson changes the name of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into International Business Machines. The new company will become famous as simply IBM.

The Wave Mechanics
The French physicist Louis-Victor de Broglie presents his theoretical work, showing that particles can behave as waves. In this way he puts the bases of wave mechanics, a fundamental part of Quantum Physics.

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