On This Day

Historical Events in 1926 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 321 of 321

  • 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 René 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Aviator Wiley Post
Aviator
Wiley Post
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • Oct 10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne

AgreementContract of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 15 Austria government of Seipel, forms
  • Oct 15 Philip Barry's "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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 18 Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Oct 19 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Oct 20 Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 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")

MurderAssassination Attempt

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

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 1 US Air Commerce Act passes

AppointmentAppointment 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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • Nov 10 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

AppointmentAppointment 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

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 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 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

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

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Nobel prizeNobel 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."

Playwright George Bernard Shaw
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks
  • Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 3 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Dec 4 CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators retain Championship with 10-7 win over U of Toronto Blues
  • Dec 7 Gas refrigerator patented
  • Dec 9 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • Dec 10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Dec 10 2nd part of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf published

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 11 Leo O'Connor is unbeaten on 143 as Queensland wins their first Sheffield Shield match by 5 wickets vs NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad

  • Dec 14 Thomas Madsen-Mygdal head of the Liberal Party forms a government in Denmark

  • Dec 15 Fascist national symbol elevated in Italy

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 16 Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • Dec 16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army
  • Dec 17 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras
  • Dec 17 Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful
  • Dec 19 National Football League Championship: Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2) win first past the post title
  • Dec 20 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
  • Dec 20 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan assumes the throne upon his father, Emperor Yoshihito's, death

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Dec 27 Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square
  • Dec 27 Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I
  • Dec 28 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
  • Dec 28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
  • Dec 28 Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
  • Dec 28 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
  • Dec 29 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • Dec 29 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
  • Dec 30 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)