The Masks of Nyarlathotep

What his fate would be, he did not know; but he felt that he was held for the coming of that frightful soul and messenger of infinity's Other Gods, the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep

30 juin 2006

Gazette 1924


February 22 - Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

January 21 - Vladimir Lenin dies and Joseph Stalin begins to purge his rivals to clear way for his leadership.

January 25 - The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.

January 26 - Petrograd (St. Petersburg) is renamed Leningrad.

February 4 - Mohandas Gandhi is released prematurely on medical grounds.

March 3 - The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of President Kemal Atatürk.

April 1 - Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch. However he was only in jail for nine months.



US bootleggers begin to use Thompson SMGs.

May 10 - J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head the Bureau of Investigation.

Membership in Ku Klux Klan reaches a peak with an estimated 4.5 million members.

Simon & Schuster publish their first Crossword puzzle book, setting off a nationwide craze.

May 4 - The 1924 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies held in Paris, France.



Art et Culure

Ouverture du « bureau de recherches surréalistes », Premier manifeste du surréalisme par André Breton.

Le romancier allemand Thomas Mann publie La Montagne Magique.

Le romancier britannique Edward Morgan Forster publie La Route des Indes.

The Thief of Bagdad, directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks.




La taille des robes descend au-dessous des hanches.

Le maillot de bain a vaincu et règne en maître sur les plages.

C’est la vogue des écharpes et des chapeaux cloches.

Chez les hommes, l’heure est au chapeau mou.



Science et Technologie

Time Magazine citing the recent inventions of cellophane, vinyl and others, titles the era “The Plastic Age”.

June 1 - Harry Grindell Matthews returns from Paris to London - he tries to use a Pathe film to demonstrate that his death ray works 

February 5 - Hourly time signals from Royal Greenwich Observatory are broadcasted for the first time. 

February 14 – International Business Machines (IBM) corporation is founded.

Le physicien français Louis de Broglie propose un modèle ondulatoire des particules.


June 8 - George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are last seen "going strong for the top" of Mount Everest by teammate Noel Odell at 12:50 PM. The two mountaineers were never seen alive again. 




17 juin, début des Masques de Nyrlathotep.



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