On This Day

Events in History in March 1926

  • Mar 3 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
  • Mar 4 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
  • Mar 6 China asks for a seat on the Security council
  • Mar 7 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • Mar 9 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
  • Mar 10 Run on Belgian banks
  • Mar 11 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Féin
  • Mar 12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • Mar 14 Train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93
  • Mar 15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls

InventionHistoric Invention

Mar 16 Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 17 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • Mar 17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • Mar 24 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
  • Mar 26 ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 26 First lip-reading tournament held in America
  • Mar 31 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands