On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1926

Historical Events

  • Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Wood, Irish composer, dies at 40

Person of interestGertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell

1926 Highlights

About July 12, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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