What Happened In History Year 1926

Historical Events for the Year 1926

  • 14th March » El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia, Costa Rica e.g Heredia and Tibás. 248 are killed and 93 wounded.
  • 15th March » The dictator Theodoros Pangalos (general) e.g Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 16th March » Rocket Modern rocketry named History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard (scientist) or Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
  • 6th April » Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
  • 20th April » Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
  • 24th April » The Treaty of Berlin (1926) e.g Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
  • 12th May » UK General Strike 1926 called 1926 General Strike: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
  • 12th May » The Italian-built airship 'Norge (airship) known as Norge' becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
  • 18th May » Evangelism e.g Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.
  • 22nd May » Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Kuomintang, China.
  • 14th June » Brazil leaves the League of Nations
  • 23rd June » The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
  • 28th June » Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
  • 29th June » Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 4th July » Knoebels Amusement Resort is opened in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 23rd July » 20th Century Fox Fox Film Corporation e.g Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • 5th August » Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
  • 6th August » Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 8th September » Weimar Republic known as Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
  • 9th September » In the United States the NBC or National Broadcasting Company is formed.
  • 25th September » The international 1926 Slavery Convention or Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
  • 22nd October » J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal, precipitating his death.
  • 31st October » Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that develops after his vermiform appendix called appendix ruptures.
  • 11th November » The United States Numbered Highways named United States Numbered Highway System, including U.S. Route 66, is established.
  • 15th November » The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
  • 18th November » George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."
  • 25th November » The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. Twenty-seven twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. T
  • 25th December » Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito, succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.

Historical events for the year 1926 by month