1926 in History – What happened in year 1926

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1926 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1926.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1926 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 marchAmerican scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the world's firstliquid-fueled rocket, which flew for two-and-a-half seconds beforefalling to the ground.
03 mayTrades Union Congress announced a general Strike was to begin on May 3, 1926. This strike was lasted 9 days to make British Government act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for 8, 00,000 locked-out coal miners.
12 mayItalian built semi-rigid airship Norge completed the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first airship to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America.
12 mayThe Trades Union Congress, a federation of British tradeunions, announced that it would end its week-long general strike 'indefence of [coal] miners' wages and hours'.
12 mayThe crew of the airship Norge, led by RoaldAmundsen, became the first people to make a verified trip to the NorthPole.
14 juneBrazil left the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
23 juneThe College Board administered the first SAT, a majorstandardized test for university and college admissions in the UnitedStates.
28 juneMercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies. Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist.
17 augustIn Jamaica, the Producers Association was rewarded with 1,250 pounds from a special fund of 1 million pounds designated to them. Britain thought of increasing the manufacturing of fruit from its empire, and trade between the mother country and the colonies.
14 septemberThe Locarno Treaties establishing post-First World Warterritorial settlements were formally ratified by the signatory nationsand came into effect.
11 novemberThe plan for the United States Numbered Highway System wasapproved by the American Association of State Highway Officials.
25 november27 Tornadoes including an F4 that struck the town of Heber Springs, Arkansas on Thanksgiving weekend killed 76 people across southern states.
27 novemberRestoration of Colonial Williamsburg a recreationof a Colonial American city in the Historic Triangle on the VirginiaPeninsula, US, began.
17 decemberA coup d'état by the Lithuanian military replaced the democratically elected President Kazys Grinius with Antanas Smetona.
25 decemberEmperor Taisho died of a heart attack and was succeeded by his son, Hirohito, who ruled until his death in 1989, becoming the longest-reigning Emperor of Japan.
12 MayAirship Norgay became the first vessel to fly to the North Pole.
19 MayBenito Mussolini declared Italy as a hangman nation.
26 MayThe constitution was adopted in Lebanon.
27 MayAdopted the constitution in Lebanon.
06 JuneIn Egypt, a government was formed under the leadership of Adley Pasha.
12 JuneBrazil decided to come out of the League of Nations.
28 JuneGottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz combined companies to form Mercedes-Benz.
15 JulyThe first motorbus service started in Bombay (now Mumbai).
19 JulyA second government was formed in France under the leadership of Edward Herriot.
18 SeptemberA cyclonic storm killed 250 people in Miami, USA.
24 NovemberEminent philosopher Sri Aurobindo attained complete accomplishment.
18 AugustThe weather map was first broadcast on television.
23 DecemberArya Samaj campaigner and scholar Swami Shraddhanand was killed.
15 JanuaryIndependent India's first Olympic medalist K.D. Jadhav was born.
27 JanuaryScottish scientist John Logie Baird demonstrated television to the world. It was named Televisor at that time.


Famous birthdays in the year 1926:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 NovemberCarlos "Patato" Valdes / Composer / United States of America
06 SeptemberMaurice Prather / Photographer / United States of America
07 SeptemberDonald J. Irwin / Politician / United States of America
09 February Garret FitzGerald / Politician / Ireland
12 March George Ariyoshi / Politician / United States of America
12 February Joe Garagiola / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 DecemberCarl Erskine / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 AprilFrank Daniel / Producer / Czech Republic
17 January Clyde Walcott / Cricketer / Barbados
17 OctoberBeverly Garland / Actress / United States of America
18 JuneAllan Sandage / Astronomer / United States of America
19 SeptemberJames Lipton / Actor / United States of America
20 January David Tudor / Composer / United States of America
21 March André Delvaux / Director / Belgium
22 JulyBryan Forbes / Actor / United Kingdom
23 JulyLudvík Vaculík / Author / Czech Republic
24 AprilThorbjörn Fälldin / Politician / Sweden
26 AugustRobert Vickrey / Author / United States of America
29 NovemberBeji Caid Essebsi / Politician / Tunisia
31 March Rocco Petrone / Engineer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1926:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Lawyer / India
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Lawyer / India
08 January Kelucharan Mohapatra / Choreographer / India
08 SeptemberBhupen Hazarika / Poet / India
14 FebruaryShiv Chandra Mathur / Politician / India
25 DecemberDharmveer Bharti / Writer / India
02 MayMario Miranda / Cartoonist / India
27 JanuaryArun Shridhar Vaidya / Soldier / India
28 March Polly Umrigar / Cricketer / India
08 OctoberRaaj Kumar / Actor / India
25 NovemberRanganath Misra / Judge / India
09 JanuaryAnup Kumar / Actor / India
21 NovemberPrem Nath / Actor / India
23 JanuaryBalasaheb Thackeray / Politician / India
11 NovemberJohnny Walker / Actor / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
15 SeptemberAshok Singhal / Politician / India
12 MayViren J. Shah / Politician / India
26 NovemberRabi Ray / Politician / India
23 NovemberSathya Sai Baba / Philosopher / India
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