What Happened on July 12, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday

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, 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