January 1926 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
  • Jan 3 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • Jan 4 Theodoros Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
  • Jan 6 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland

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Jan 8 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 20 2nd German government of Luther begins
  • Jan 21 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • Jan 22 Belgian chief of staff General Maglinse quits
  • Jan 23 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 US Senate agrees to join World Court

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Jan 27 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • Jan 6 Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • Jan 9 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • Jan 11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 13 Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • Jan 13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • Jan 13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • Jan 14 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
  • Jan 14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • Jan 15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • Jan 17 Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • Jan 17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Jan 19 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • Jan 20 Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • Jan 20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • Jan 20 Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • Jan 22 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • Jan 26 Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
  • Jan 26 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • Jan 26 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 27 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • Jan 31 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864)

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Jan 21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jan 23 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
  • Jan 28 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, dies at 82