On This Day

Historical Events in January 1926

  • Jan 1 Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
  • Jan 1 12th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington, 20-19
  • Jan 2 Melody Maker, British popular music magazine, publishes 1st issue
  • Jan 3 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • Jan 4 Theodoros Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
  • Jan 6 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland

Historic Event

Jan 8 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Jan 20 2nd German government of Luther begins
  • Jan 21 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • Jan 22 Belgian chief of staff General Maglinse quits

Historic Event

Jan 23 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown" premieres in NYC

Film & TV History

Jan 26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

  • Jan 27 US Senate agrees to join World Court

Historic Publication

Jan 27 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics