On This Day

Historical Events in October 1926

Historic Event

Oct 1 Oil field accident costs aviator Wiley Post his left eye, uses the settlement money to buy his 1st aircraft

  • Oct 2 Bert Gibb kicks 9 singles as Hamilton Tigers beat Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 12-10 in Montreal in Canadian Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union opening round
  • Oct 3 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
  • Oct 3 English long distance runner Violet Piercy sets first recognised female marathon record in 3:40:22 on the Polytechnic Marathon course between Windsor and London
  • Oct 4 Dahlia is officially designated as San Francisco city flower

Baseball Record

Oct 6 Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

  • Oct 7 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • Oct 7 Italian Great Fascist Council forms

Historic Event

Oct 9 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution

  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • Oct 10 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 3-2 at Sportsman's Park for 4 games to 3 series victory

Historic Publication

Oct 14 A. A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

Contract of Interest

Oct 14 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

  • Oct 15 Austria government of Seipel, forms
  • Oct 15 Philip Barry's play "White Wings!" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
  • Oct 16 Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

Historic Publication

Oct 18 Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

  • Oct 19 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

Historic Event

Oct 19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers

  • Oct 20 Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

Historic Event

Oct 22 J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal

  • Oct 24 Harry Houdini's last performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
  • Oct 26 Arthur Goodrich's play "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")

Assassination Attempt

Oct 31 Failed assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini by 15-year-old Anteo Zamboni, who was lynched on the spot