What Happened in 1926

Significant Events

  • Jan 8 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Jan 26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London
  • May 3 British General Strike: Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike 1 minute to midnight to support striking coal miners
  • Oct 19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
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Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

On February 8, 1926

World Leaders in 1926

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Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping

On August 5, 1926

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