On This Day

Historical Events in September 1926

  • Sep 1 Turkey allows civil marriage
  • Sep 2 Italy signs treaty with Yemen
  • Sep 8 League of Nations Assembly votex unanimously to admit Germany
  • Sep 9 National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
  • Sep 9 Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
  • Sep 10 Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
  • Sep 10 Germany joins League of Nations
  • Sep 10 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 7th straight title; beat Jacques Brugnon & Henri Cochet of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 for 3-0 lead; ends 4-1
  • Sep 11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Sep 11 Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu
  • Sep 11 Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining
  • Sep 11 Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies
  • Sep 16 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • Sep 16 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • Sep 16 Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3

  • Sep 17 Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
  • Sep 18 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
  • Sep 18 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman RenĂ© Lacoste wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
  • Sep 19 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
  • Sep 19 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 20 Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Sep 22 Belgian crown prince Leopold and Swedish Princess Astrid get engaged

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 "Upset of the Decade" - Gene Tunney beats defending champion Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia for world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 24 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

Sport awardPGA Championship

Sep 25 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Salisbury GC: Walter Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 5 & 3 in the final to win his 3rd consecutive PGA C'ship title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Sep 25 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • Sep 25 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Sep 26 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London
  • Sep 26 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
  • Sep 28 Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
  • Sep 30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes