Historical Events in 1926 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 322 of 322

  • 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 the League of Nations 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.

Assassination Attempt

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

  • Sep 22 Belgian crown prince Leopold and Swedish Princess Astrid get engaged

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • Sep 24 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

Historic Event

Sep 25 Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company

  • Sep 25 International slavery convention signed by 20 states

Election of Interest

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

  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings

PGA 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

  • Sep 25 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Historic Event

Sep 26 JB Fagan's stage drama "And So to Bed", based on the life of Samuel Pepys, 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

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

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"

Catholic Encyclical

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

  • 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

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

Historic Event

Dec 3 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

  • Dec 3 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
  • 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)

Historic Publication

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

  • 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 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 Premiere

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

Contract of Interest

Dec 16 MLB owners renew contract with Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for a second 7-years term

  • Dec 16 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 17 Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful
  • 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 19 National Football League Championship: Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2) win first past the post title
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
  • Dec 20 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC

Sports History

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 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 23 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)
  • Dec 30 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC