On This Day

Events in History in April 1926

  • Apr 2 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta

InventionHistoric Invention

Apr 3 Second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Apr 3 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • Apr 4 Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos elected president
  • Apr 7 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Mussolini is shot at 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, she only hits him once in the nose

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Apr 11 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
  • Apr 16 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Apr 18 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Apr 20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • Apr 22 Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security
  • Apr 25 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
  • Apr 26 Germany & Russia sign neutrality peace treaty
  • Apr 26 Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
  • Apr 29 France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I