January - June 1926 Timeline
01 - Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne.
05 - James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hr day & $5 daily minimum wage.
08 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia.
17 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen.
21 - Makwar Dam is completed on Egypt's Nile River.
21 - Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties.
23 - Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC.
26 - Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrates his mechanical television system in London.
27 - US Senate agrees to join World Court.
01 - Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch.
02 - 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours.
04 - Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany.
08 - Walt Disney Studios forms.
08 - German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership.
09 - Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools.
17 - Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die.
18 - First report of discovery of Mayan city ruins in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
25 - Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain.0738502448
27 - Desperate business leaders in Chicago implore U.S. Senate to investigate the city's gangland lawlessness.
03 - International Greyhound Racing Association formed in Miami, Florida.
06 - China asks for a seat in the Security council.
11 - Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein.
12 - Denmark begins unilateral disarmament.
12 - Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium.
16 - Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket at Auburn, Mass.It goes 56 meters
17 - Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations.
24 - Albion Woodbury Small dies.
24 - The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands.
26 - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America.
31 - German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands.
02 - Riots between Moslems & Hindus in Calcutta.
03 - 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard.
03 - Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions.
04 - Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president.
07 - Report from U.S. Attorney Emory R. Buckner of New York estimates the value of alcohol bootlegging in the U.S. at $3.6 billion.
07 - Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose.
16 - Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
18 - Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany.
19 - Sports 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4.
21 - Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, is born.
26 - Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty.
29 - France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I.
00 - Fiery evangelist Amie Semple Macpherson + mysteriously disappears. Weeks later, she reappears, claiming to have been abducted and tortured.
00 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, the most famous and popular bluesman of the twenties, makes his first blues record, "Long Lonesome Blues," the first of many hits he recorded for Paramount Records, Chicago.
03 - Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63.
03 - US marines land in Nicaragua 9 months after leaving, stay until 1933.
05 - Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith".
08 - Fire breaks out in Fenway Park.3829005199
09 - U.S. Commander Richard E. Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett are first to fly over the North Pole in the the zeppelin Norge
19 - French air force bombs Damascus Syria.
20 - Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes.
20 - Railway Labor Act became law.
20 - Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.
22 - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1.
25 - Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky dedicated.
25 - Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47.
26 - Lebanon adopts constitution.
28 - Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal.
28 - US Customs Court created by congress.
01 - World's Fair open in Philadelphia
01 - Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland.
09 - New York Telephones offers home phones for $4/month
12 - Brazil leaves League of Nations.
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