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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1926 AD


January 1: Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
January 3: Greek General Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
January 4: Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
January 5: James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hour day and $5 daily minimum wage
January 6: Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
January 8: Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
January 17: George Burns marries Gracie Allen
January 20: 2nd German government of Luther begins
January 21: Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
January 22: Belgian chief of staff General Maglinse quits
January 23: Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in New York City
January 26: Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
January 27: 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
January 27: U.S. Senate agrees to join World Court


February 1: Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
February 1: Land at Broadway and Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
February 2: 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
February 4: Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
February 6: NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
February 6: St. Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from New York Yankees
February 8: German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
February 8: Sean O'Casey's "Plough and Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin
February 8: Walt Disney Studios forms
February 9: Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
February 10: Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
February 11: Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to New Zealand
February 12: Barendrecht soccer team forms
February 15: Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St. New York City
February 15: Contract air mail service begins in U.S.
February 16: Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
February 17: Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
February 17: Tennis star Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills in their only match
February 25: Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain
February 25: Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
February 26: Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street


March 3: International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Florida)
March 4: De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
March 6: China asks for a seat in the Security council
March 7: 1st transatlantic telephone call, London - New York
March 9: Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
March 10: Run on Belgian banks
March 11: Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
March 12: Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
March 12: Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
March 15: Belgium's "black monday," franc falls
March 16: Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
March 17: Dutch Calvinists oust Reverend J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
March 17: Richard Rodgers and L Hart's musical "Girl Friend," premieres in New York City
March 17: Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
March 23: NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
March 24: The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
March 26: ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies
March 26: The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
March 31: German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands


April 1: Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
April 2: Riots between Moslems and Hindus in Calcutta
April 3: 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C
April 3: 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
April 3: Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
April 4: Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
April 6: Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
April 7: Forest fire burns 900 acres and kills 2 in San Luis Obispo, California
April 7: Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose
April 11: Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
April 12: Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
April 13: At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
April 13: Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
April 16: Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" and "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
April 18: Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
April 19: 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
April 20: 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
April 22: Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan sign treaties of security
April 25: Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot," premieres in Milan
April 25: Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
April 26: Germany and Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
April 26: Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
April 27: In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
April 29: France and U.S. reach accord on repayment of WW I


May 1: British coal-miners go on strike
May 1: Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves deadlock at 1-1 in 26 innings
May 2: U.S. military intervenes in Nicaragua
May 3: British general strike-3 million workers support miners
May 3: Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
May 3: U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
May 4: General strike hits Britain
May 5: Geldrop soccer team forms
May 5: Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
May 8: 1st flight over North Pole by Bennett and Byrd
May 8: A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
May 8: Fire breaks out in Fenway Park
May 9: Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
May 10: 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
May 11: Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic Ocean
May 12: Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
May 12: British general strike ends
May 12: Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
May 12: General Pilsudski sets coup on premier Witos compared
May 12: Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
May 13: German government of Luther falls
May 15: 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
May 15: British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike
May 17: Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme war lord in Canton
May 17: German government of Marx takes power
May 18: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
May 19: French air force bombs Damascus, Syria
May 20: Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
May 20: Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes
May 20: Railway Labor Act became law
May 20: Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
May 21: White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
May 22: Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
May 22: Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
May 22: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
May 23: Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
May 23: Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
May 24: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)
May 26: Lebanon adopts constitution
May 28: Military coup by General Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
May 28: U.S. Customs Court created by congress
May 31: Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
May 31: Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia


June 1: Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
June 5: Indians triple-play Yankees and win 15-3
June 6: Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
June 7: Swedish government of Ekman forms
June 10: Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
June 12: 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
June 12: Brazil leaves League of Nations
June 14: 2nd French Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary K Browne (61 60)
June 15: 7th French government of Briand falls
June 18: Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
June 19: DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
June 20: Mordecai W. Johnson becomes president of Howard University
June 22: Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
June 23: 8th government of Briand van France forms
June 23: Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's
June 25: 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
June 29: Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history


July 1: Canada restores gold standard
July 4: Baronie soccer team forms in Breda, Netherlands
July 4: NSDAP-party forms in Weimar
July 9: Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
July 9: Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
July 10: 30th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
July 10: Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
July 12: Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
July 12: Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
July 13: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)
July 15: VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
July 16: Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
July 16: National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
July 17: Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
July 19: 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
July 22: 105 degrees F (41 degrees C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
July 22: 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Troy, New York (state record)
July 22: Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
July 23: Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
July 23: France government of Poincare, forms
July 26: National Bar Association incorporates
July 26: Philippines government asks U.S. to plebiscite for independence
July 28: U.S. and Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
July 30: Albanian boundaries deduced


August 1: Battles between Druzen and French in Damascus
August 1: Failed assassination on General Primo de Rivera in Barcelona
August 3: Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
August 5: 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, New York
August 5: French and German trade agreement signed
August 5: Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1 hours
August 6: Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
August 6: New York's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
August 6: Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system
August 10: Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
August 11: Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
August 17: Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed
August 18: England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
August 18: Weather map televised for 1st time
August 20: Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia
August 21: Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos
August 21: White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
August 22: Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
August 22: Greek dictator General Pangulos driven out
August 23: 40th U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97)
August 25: Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
August 28: Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
August 30: Jack Hobbs scores 316* at Lord's (Surrey vs. Middlesex)


September 1: British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
September 1: Turkey allows civil marriage
September 2: Italy signs treaty with Yemen
September 8: League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany
September 9: National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America
September 9: Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
September 10: Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
September 10: Germany joins League of Nations
September 11: 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1)
September 11: Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
September 11: Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
September 11: U.S. defeats France for their 7th straight Davis Cup championship
September 11: Yankees' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
September 14: Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens
September 16: Hurricane in Florida and Alabama, kills 372
September 16: Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
September 16: Philip Dunning and George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in New York City
September 16: St. Louis Cardinals beat Phillies 23-3
September 17: Hurricane hits Miami and Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
September 18: 46th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (64 60 64)
September 18: Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
September 18: Jean Rene Lacoste wins U.S. Tennis Open
September 19: 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
September 22: Belgian crown prince Leopold and Swedish princess Astrid get engaged
September 23: Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
September 24: Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4
September 25: 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club Westbury, New York
September 25: Canadian government of MacKenzie King forms
September 25: Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
September 25: International slavery convention signed by 20 states
September 25: NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings
September 25: Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
September 25: Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
September 26: JB Fagan's "And So to Bed," premieres in London
September 26: Shortest double header, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yankees had already clinched pennant
September 28: Russia and Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
September 29: Norma Shearer wed Irving Thalberg
September 30: German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes


October 2: Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
October 3: 1st congress of Paneuropabeweging opens in Vienna
October 3: Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
October 4: Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower
October 6: Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs in a World Series game, Yankees beat Cards 10-5
October 7: Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
October 7: Italian Great Fascist Council forms
October 9: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
October 9: NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
October 10: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
October 14: Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released
October 14: Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
October 15: Austria government of Seipel, forms
October 15: Philip Barry's "White Wings!," premieres in New York City
October 16: Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
October 16: Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200
October 18: Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenins political testament
October 19: John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle
October 19: Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky and followers
October 20: Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
October 25: Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach and General Manager of New York Rangers
October 26: Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in New York City
October 26: Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")


November 1: Air Commerce Act passes
November 3: 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins
November 3: Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager
November 8: George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay," premieres in New York City
November 10: Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
November 10: Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37
November 10: Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)
November 10: Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA
November 11: Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
November 13: Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
November 15: 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
November 15: AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (New York City)
November 16: New York Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
November 17: NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St. Pats 4-1
November 18: Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
November 19: British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
November 22: Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
November 23: Noel Coward's "This Was a Man," premieres in New York City
November 24: KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
November 27: 110,000 watch Army and Navy play a 21-all tie
November 27: Bela Bartoks ballet "Miraculous Mandarin," premieres in Keulen
November 27: Italian and Albania sign peace treaty
November 27: KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
November 27: Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
November 29: Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
November 29: W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife," premieres in New York City


December 3: Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
December 4: 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats University of Toronto, 10-7
December 5: Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin," debuts
December 7: Gas refrigerator patented
December 9: USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
December 10: 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
December 10: 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
December 11: Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
December 11: Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, vs. NSW
December 12: Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' 1st Pianoconcert
December 14: Danish Madsen government, forms
December 15: Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
December 16: Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris
December 16: Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
December 16: WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
December 17: German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army
December 17: KYA-AM in San Francisco, California begins radio transmissions
December 17: Lithuanian military state under General Augustine Woldemaras
December 20: Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring
December 20: Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
December 20: Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord," premieres in New York City
December 21: Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
December 23: KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
December 25: Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan 1926-1989
December 26: Prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan
December 27: Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square
December 27: Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st U.S. Jewish soldier to die in WW I
December 28: Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW vs. Vic
December 28: Imperial Airways begins England-India mail and passenger service
December 28: Ponsford scores 352 and Ryder 295 against NSW
December 28: Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
December 29: Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
December 29: Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 and 230) by an innings 656 runs
December 30: Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
December 30: Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in New York City
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