Historical Events for Year 1926

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Jan 1st - Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
Jan 3rd - Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
Jan 4th - Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
Jan 6th - Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
Jan 8th - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
Jan 20th - 2nd German government of Luther begins
Jan 21st - Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
Jan 22nd - Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
Jan 23rd - Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC
Jan 26th - 1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London
Jan 27th - US Senate agrees to join World Court
Feb 1st - Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
Feb 1st - Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
Feb 2nd - 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
Feb 4th - Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
Feb 6th - NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
Feb 6th - St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
Feb 8th - German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
Feb 8th - Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney Feb 8th - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios
Feb 9th - Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
Feb 10th - Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
Feb 11th - Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to NZ
Feb 12th - Barendrecht soccer team forms
Feb 15th - Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC
Feb 15th - Contract air mail service begins in US
Feb 16th - Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
Feb 17th - Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Feb 25th - Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain
Feb 25th - Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
Feb 26th - Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
Mar 3rd - International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
Mar 4th - De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
Mar 6th - China asks for a seat in the Security council
Mar 7th - 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
Mar 9th - Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
Mar 10th - Run on Belgian banks
Mar 11th - Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
Mar 12th - Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
Mar 12th - Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
Mar 14th - A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
Mar 15th - Belgium's "black monday", franc falls
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. GoddardRocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard Mar 16th - Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
Mar 17th - Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
Mar 17th - Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
Mar 17th - Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
Mar 23rd - NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
Mar 24th - The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
Mar 26th - ACD de Graeff appointed gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
Mar 26th - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
Mar 31st - German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands
Apr 1st - Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
Apr 2nd - Riots between Moslems & Hindus in Calcutta
Apr 3rd - 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C
Apr 3rd - 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
Apr 3rd - Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
Apr 4th - Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
Apr 6th - Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
Apr 7th - Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini Apr 7th - Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose
Apr 11th - Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
Apr 12th - Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
Apr 13th - At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
Apr 13th - Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
Apr 16th - Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Apr 18th - Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
Apr 19th - 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
Apr 20th - 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson Apr 22nd - Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security
Apr 25th - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
Apr 25th - Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
Apr 26th - Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
Apr 26th - Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
Apr 27th - In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
Apr 29th - France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
May 1st - British coal miners go on strike
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini May 1st - Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League
May 2nd - US military intervenes in Nicaragua
May 3rd - British general strike: 3 million workers support miners
May 3rd - Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
May 3rd - US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
May 5th - Geldrop soccer team forms
May 5th - Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
May 8th - 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
May 8th - A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
May 8th - Fire breaks out in Fenway Park
May 9th - Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
May 10th - 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
May 11th - Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic Ocean
May 12th - Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
May 12th - British general strike ends
May 12th - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad
May 12th - General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime
May 12th - Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
May 12th - British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike
May 13th - German government of Luther falls
May 15th - 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
May 17th - Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton
May 17th - German government of Marx takes power
May 18th - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped
May 19th - French air force bombs Damascus Syria
May 20th - Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
May 20th - Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
May 20th - Railway Labor Act became law in USA
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison May 20th - Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
May 21st - White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
May 22nd - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
May 22nd - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
May 22nd - Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
May 23rd - Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
May 23rd - Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
May 24th - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)
May 25th - Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
May 26th - Lebanon adopts constitution
May 28th - Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
May 28th - US Customs Court created by congress
May 31st - Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
May 31st - Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
May 31st - Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)
Jun 1st - Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
Jun 5th - Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
Jun 6th - Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
Jun 7th - Swedish government of Ekman forms
Jun 10th - Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
Jun 12th - 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
Jun 12th - Brazil leaves League of Nations
Jun 14th - 2nd French Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary K Browne (6-1 6-0)
Jun 15th - 7th French government of Briand falls
Jun 18th - Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
Jun 19th - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
Jun 20th - Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
Jun 22nd - Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
Jun 23rd - 8th government of Briand van France forms
Jun 23rd - Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's
Jun 23rd - The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones Jun 25th - 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
Jun 29th - Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history
Jun 29th - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
Jul 1st - Canada restores gold standard
Jul 2nd - US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized
Jul 3rd - 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats L de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
Jul 3rd - 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
Jul 4th - Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
Jul 4th - NSDAP-party forms in Weimar
Jul 9th - Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
Jul 9th - Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
Jul 10th - 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
Jul 10th - Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
Jul 12th - Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
Jul 12th - Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

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