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
Jan 27th - Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin SchrödingerPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger 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, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team
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 - 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)
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 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)
9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen 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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