On This Day

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
  • Jun 15 7th French government of 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 government of Briand van France 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
  • Jun 29 Carter G. Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research into Black history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Birthdays in History


Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

Jun 3 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Jun 3 Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • Jun 3 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 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 journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, India (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)

Person of interestEfraín Ríos Montt

Jun 16 Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and dictator convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, born in Huehuetenango, Guatemala (d. 2018)

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • 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 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

Person of interestAntoni Gaudi

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

Architect Antoni Gaudi
Architect
Antoni Gaudi
  • 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