On This Day

Historical Events in April 1926

  • Apr 1 Montreal Maroons' Clint Benedict becomes first NHL goalie to record 3 straight playoff shutouts, in a 3-0 win against the visiting Victoria Cougars in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Championship series
  • Apr 2 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta

Historic Invention

Apr 3 Second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

  • Apr 3 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • Apr 4 Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos elected president
  • Apr 6 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 2-0 for a 3-1 series victory
  • Apr 7 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

Historic Event

Apr 7 Mussolini is shot at 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, she only hits him once in the nose

  • Apr 11 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms

Sports History

Apr 13 At 38, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

  • Apr 13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Apr 18 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Apr 19 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4
  • Apr 20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • Apr 22 Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security

Music Premiere

Apr 25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

  • Apr 25 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
  • Apr 26 Germany & Russia sign neutrality peace treaty
  • Apr 26 Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
  • Apr 27 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • Apr 29 France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I