Standing: Jacques Baron, Raymond Queneau, Andre Breton, Jacques-Andre Boiffard, Giorgio de Chirico, 
    Roger Vitrac, Paul Eluard, Philippe Soupault, Robert Desnos and Louis Aragon, 
    Sitting: Pierre Naville, Simone Collinet-Breton, Max Morise and Marie-Louise Soupault.

  Andre Breton's Manifesto of 1924
  Opening of the Bureau de Recherches Surrealistes under the direction of Francis Gerard
  Un cadavre on the death of Anatole France.
  Death of Lenin.
  Ramsey MacDonald becomes UK's first Labour Prime Minister.
  In France Millerand resigns and Gaston Doumerge becomes President.
  Persia's Reza Khan Pahlevi establishes governmental control. 
  Coolidge wins reelection in USA.
  Thomas Mann publishes Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain).
  Both MGM and Columbia Pictures are formed.
  Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russe performs Mercure with music by Erik Satie and sets and curtains by Pablo Picasso.
  First effective chemical pesicides.

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