What Happened on May 12, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Airship Norge is the first vessel to fly over North Pole, lead by Roald Amundsen and piloted by Umberto Nobile

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • British General Strike ends after 9 days, coal mine workers stay on strike
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad
  • General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime
  • Hans Luther resigns for 2nd time as German Chancellor after no-confidence vote against his minority government

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Hutto, American politician (Rep-D-Florida, 1979-95 ), born in Panama City, Florida
  • Mervyn Dymally, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1981-93), born in Cedros, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2012)