Historical Events in July 1926

  • Jul 1 Canada restores gold standard
  • Jul 2 US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized
  • Jul 3 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
  • Jul 3 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • Jul 4 Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
  • Jul 4 NSDAP-party forms in Weimar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Jul 9 Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 10 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 10 Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
  • Jul 12 Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jul 12 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jul 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)
  • Jul 15 VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
  • Jul 16 Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
  • Jul 16 National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
  • Jul 17 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
  • Jul 18 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • Jul 18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • Jul 19 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
  • Jul 20 A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.
  • Jul 22 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
  • Jul 22 108°F (42°C), Troy, NY (state record)
  • Jul 22 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
  • Jul 23 Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
  • Jul 23 French government of Poincaré forms
  • Jul 26 National Bar Association incorporates
  • Jul 26 Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence
  • Jul 28 US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
  • Jul 30 Albanian boundaries deduced