Historical Events in April 1926

  • Apr 1 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • Apr 2 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta
  • Apr 3 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C

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Apr 3 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Apr 3 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • Apr 4 Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
  • Apr 6 Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
  • Apr 7 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

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Apr 7 Mussolini is shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, only hitting him in the nose

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Apr 11 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms

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Apr 13 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Apr 18 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
  • Apr 19 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
  • Apr 20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • Apr 22 Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security

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Apr 25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • Apr 25 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
  • Apr 26 Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
  • Apr 26 Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
  • Apr 27 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • Apr 29 France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I