What Happened on May 12, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
  • 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
  • Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Hutto, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- ), born in Panama City, Florida
  • Mervyn M Dymally, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )