On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1914

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurie Lee, English poet and author (I Can't Stay Long), born in Slad, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1997)
  • Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
1914 Highlights

About June 26, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer