July - December 1926 Timeline
01 - Southern Bell Telegraph and Telephone Company is formed.
01 - Canada restores gold standard.0151555478
02 - US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized.
10 - Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage.
15 - Briand Ministry in France falls as result of financial crisis in which the franc devalues to the equivalent of two U.S. cents.
16 - Rudolph Valentino film The Son of Sheik opens.
16 - Bavaria The "Law for Combatting Gypsies, Vagabonds and Idlers," proposed in 1925, is directed at controlling the "Gypsy plague."
30 - Albanian boundaries deduced.
03 - Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus.
05 - Premiere of the vitaphone talking picture process in the Warner Brothers' movie Don Juan. (Other reference says August 06)
05 - 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY.
06 - Gertrude Ederle , daughter of a New York delicatessen owner, is the first woman to swim the treacherous twenty-two-mile English Channel in fourteen hours and thirty-one minutes. A feat that earned her a New York City ticker tape parade.
10 - Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed.
20 - Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia.
23 - Rudolph Valentino b.may 06 1895 dies as a result of septicemia a short time after surgery for an acute perforated gastric ulcer at age 31. Mourners associated with his funeral are said to number 100,000.
25 - Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece.
01 - Turkey allows civil marriage.
02 - Italy signs treaty with Yemen.
08 - League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany.
09 - National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America.
11 - Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining.
14 - Jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman makes his first records, as part of Ben Pollack's band, for Victor Records.
15 - Failed attempt on Mussolini.
18 - Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250.
20 - O'Banion gang, upset over their leader's murder, spray Al Capone's headquarters in Chicago with gunfire. Capone barely escapes
23 - PhiladelphiaSports Under an outdoor downpour in front of 130,000, Gene Tunney stuns boxing fans by beating the favored Jack Dempsey in a unanimous 10-round decision for the world heavyweight boxing crown.
25 - Henry Ford institutes five-day work week and eight-hour day at his auto plants, to reduce overproduction.
28 - Writer Anita Loos premieres a Broadway version of her popular novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, detailing the antics of prototypical fictional flapper Lorelei Lee.
28 - Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed.
00 - MGM opens The Tempest
00 - Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises is published.
04 - Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower.0738502448
09 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution.
14 - Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released.
16 - Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200.
16 - Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed.
18 - Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenins political testament.
19 - Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers.
19 - John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle.
20 - Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600.
26 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc; 5 franc becomes 1 "Belga".
31 - Harry Houdini, Erich Weisz US magician, dies in Detroit.
01 - Air Commerce Act passes.
03 - Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66.
10 - Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden.
10 - Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA.
15 - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC).
18 - Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico.
19 - British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends.
23 - Noel Coward's "This Was a Man," premieres in NYC.
26 - John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies.
29 - Jazz pianist Duke Ellington makes his first significant, original recording, "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo."
03 - Circus owner Charles Ringling dies.
06 - Claude Monet, French impressionist painter, dies at 86.
07 - Gas refrigerator patented.
09 - USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs.
10 - 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published.
11 - Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam.
15 - Facist national symbol elevated in Italy.
16 - WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions.
17 - KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions.
17 - Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras.
17 - German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army.
20 - Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy.
23 - Radio KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions.
27 - Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I.
27 - Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square.
28 - Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service.
29 - Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index.
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