On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1914

Historical Events

Historic Event

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"

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, German operatic tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
1914 Highlights

About June 26, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer