July 1926 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Canada restores gold standard
  • Jul 2 US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized
  • 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
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 1 Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • Jul 2 Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
  • Jul 3 Joseph M Gaydos, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • Jul 3 William Roll, Bremen, Germany, parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • Jul 6 Nicky Hilton, 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor
  • Jul 8 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author/physician/educator
  • Jul 8 John D Dingell, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1955- )
  • Jul 9 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 9 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Ralph D Abernathy, US, president (SCLC)
  • Jul 11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • Jul 15 John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
  • Jul 15 Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
  • Jul 15 Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
  • Jul 16 Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer)
  • Jul 16 Philip Randle, biochemist
  • Jul 16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 18 Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
  • Jul 19 Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • Jul 21 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner
  • Jul 21 Karel Reisz, director (Everybody Wins, Isadora, Who'll Stop the Rain)
  • Jul 21 Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)
  • Jul 21 Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
  • Jul 22 Peter Michael Grayson, showman
  • Jul 23 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), born in Brumo, Zlín Region (d. 2015)
  • Jul 24 James Hele, high master (St Paul's School)
  • Jul 26 Ana María Matute, Spanish author
  • Jul 27 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • Jul 29 Russel Firestone, polo great (Circle F-1959 champs)
  • Jul 29 Don Carter, professional bowler, six-time bowler of the year, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 30 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
  • Jul 31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Cuban president Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • Jul 4 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Jul 20 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB), dies at 48