On This Day

Historical Events in November 1926

  • Nov 1 US Air Commerce Act passes

Appointment of Interest

Nov 3 Legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager; replaced by George Moriarty, first man to hold MLB's 4 principal jobs: player, umpire, scout and manager

Historic Event

Nov 9 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome

  • Nov 10 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

Historic Event

Nov 10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Appointment of Interest

Nov 11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins is released as Chicago White Sox player/manager; replaced by another future HOF'er catcher Ray Schalk

  • Nov 11 U.S. Route 66 is established from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California 2,448 miles (3,940 km)
  • Nov 12 The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
  • Nov 13 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam, West Java
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • Nov 15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • Nov 16 New York Rangers ice hockey club first game; beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1

Catholic Encyclical

Nov 18 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

Nobel Prize

Nov 18 George Bernard Shaw accepts the Nobel Prize for Literature but refuses the prize money, saying "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize"

  • Nov 19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks

Historic Event

Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union

  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

Music History

Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 24 Sri Aurobindo retires to lead life of seclusion, hands responsibility for followers to Mirra Alfassa (founding of Sri Aurobindo ashram)
  • Nov 27 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie

Music Premiere

Nov 27 Béla Bartók's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres at the Cologne Opera, Germany, conducted by Eugen Szenkar

  • Nov 27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • Nov 27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

Sports History

Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC