June 1926 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Ignacy Mocicki elected President of Poland
  • Jun 4 Ignacy Mościcki becomes President of Poland (holds office till 1939)
  • Jun 6 Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
  • Jun 7 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • Jun 12 Brazil leaves League of Nations

Historic Event

Jun 15 7th French government of Aristide Briand falls

  • Jun 18 Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
  • Jun 19 DeFord Bailey is 1st African American to perform on Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry"
  • Jun 20 Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
  • Jun 23 8th French government of Aristide Briand forms
  • Jun 23 The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA
  • Jun 28 Mercedes Benz forms when the world's oldest automobile manufacturers DMG and Benz & Cie merge

Historic Event

Jun 29 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada

  • Jun 29 Carter G. Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research into Black history

Birthdays in History

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

Jun 3 American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Jun 3 Hamilton Fish IV, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1969-95), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Jun 3 Roscoe Bartlett, American politician (Rep-R-Maryland), born in Moorland, Kentucky
  • Jun 4 Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), born in Monticello, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • Jun 6 Tom Ryan, American comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds), born in Anderson, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Jun 8 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C), born in Bexhill (d. 2001)
  • Jun 8 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • Jun 10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch investigative journalist and author (Outlawed; Free as a Bird), born in Huizen, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Jerome Lejeune, French physician and geneticist (discovered chromosome responsible for Downs Syndrome), born in Montrouge, France (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)

Efraín Ríos MonttEfraín Ríos Montt (1926-2018)

Jun 16 Guatemalan general and dictator convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, born in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

  • Jun 17 Alan Walters, British political economist (Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher), born in Leicester, England (d. 2009)
  • Jun 18 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • Jun 18 Tom Wicker, American columnist (covered assassination of JFK for NY Times) and author, born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Jun 20 Arthur Bell, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew Gardens), born in Gosforth, Northumberland (d. 2006)
  • Jun 21 Louis Ottens, Dutch engineer, developed the audio cassette tape, and worked on the compact disc, born in Bellingwolde, Netherlands (d. 2021) [1]
  • Jun 25 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (Gott von Manhattan), born in Klagenfurt, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jun 28 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 29 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, born in Kuwait City (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Paul Berg, American biochemist (development of recombinant DNA techniques, Nobel Chemistry 1980), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

Antoni GaudiAntoni Gaudi (1852-1926)

Jun 10 Catalan-Spanish architect (Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló), dies after being hit by a tram at 73

  • Jun 14 Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter (Woman Bathing), dies at 82
  • Jun 18 Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Hellenes as the wife of King George I, dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Jun 26 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies