On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1926

Historical Events

  • John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

Famous Birthdays

  • Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey

Famous Deaths

  • Victor BabeĊŸ, Romanian physician and bacteriologist, dies at 72
1926 Highlights

About October 19, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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