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1926Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1926Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

19269th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York

192661st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

1926Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

1926Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

1926Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

1926Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1926Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

192640th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6 6-4 9-7)

1926Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini

1926At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

1926Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping

1926Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain

1926Harry Houdini's last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

1926Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

1926Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37

1926Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

192630th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

1926Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

1926Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

1926J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.

1926Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

1926Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1926Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

1926Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)

1926Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

19262nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

1926Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

1926Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

19262nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

1926Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics

1926 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne 
Jan 3
Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator 
Jan 4
Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator 
Jan 6
Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland 
Jan 8
Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia 
Jan 20
2nd German government of Luther begins 
Jan 21
Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties 
Jan 22
Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits 
Jan 23
Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC 
Jan 26
1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London 
Jan 27
US Senate agrees to join World Court 
Jan 27
Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics 
Feb 1
Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR 
Feb 1
Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch 
Feb 2
3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours 
Feb 4
Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany 
Feb 6
NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates 
Feb 6
St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees 
Feb 8
German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership 
Feb 8
Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin 
Feb 8
Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios 
Feb 9
Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools 
Feb 10
Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins 
Feb 11
Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to NZ 
Feb 12
Barendrecht soccer team forms 
Feb 15
Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC 
Feb 15
Contract air mail service begins in US 
Feb 16
Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France 
Feb 17
Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die 
Feb 25
Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain 
Feb 25
Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords 
Feb 26
Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street 
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 in 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 Fein 
Mar 12
Denmark begins unilateral disarmament 
Mar 12
Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium 
Mar 14
A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93. 
Mar 15
Belgium's "black monday", franc falls 
Mar 16
Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters) 
Mar 17
Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3 
Mar 17
Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC 
Mar 17
Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations 
Mar 23
NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games 
Mar 24
The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands 
Mar 26
ACD de Graeff appointed gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies 
Mar 26
The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America 
Mar 31
German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands 
Apr 1
Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren 
Apr 2
Riots between Moslems & Hindus in Calcutta 
Apr 3
1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C 
Apr 3
2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard 
Apr 3
Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions 
Apr 4
Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president 
Apr 6
Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1 
Apr 7
Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California) 
Apr 7
Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose 
Apr 11
Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent 
Apr 12
Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms 
Apr 13
At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout 
Apr 13
Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam 
Apr 16
Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner 
Apr 18
Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany 
Apr 19
30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4 
Apr 20
1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic 
Apr 22
Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security 
Apr 25
Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan 
Apr 25
Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi 
Apr 26
Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty 
Apr 26
Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943) 
Apr 27
In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance 
Apr 29
France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I 
May 1
British coal miners go on strike 
May 1
Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League 
May 2
US military intervenes in Nicaragua 
May 3
British general strike: 3 million workers support miners 
May 3
Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith) 
May 3
US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933 
May 5
Geldrop soccer team forms 
May 5
Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith" 
May 8
1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd) 
May 8
A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 
May 8
Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team 
May 9
Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole 
May 10
52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8 
May 11
Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic Ocean 
May 12
Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole 
May 12
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad 
May 12
General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime 
May 12
Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole 
May 12
British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike 
May 13
German government of Luther falls 
May 15
52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8 
May 17
Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton 
May 17
German government of Marx takes power 
May 18
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped 
May 19
French air force bombs Damascus Syria 
May 20
Belgian government of Jaspar takes power 
May 20
Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes 
May 20
Railway Labor Act became law in USA 
May 20
Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies 
May 21
White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double 
May 22
"Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 
May 22
Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China 
May 22
Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop 
May 23
Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard 
May 23
Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate 
May 24
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4) 
May 25
Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic. 
May 26
Lebanon adopts constitution 
May 28
Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal 
May 28
US Customs Court created by congress 
May 31
Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup 
May 31
Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia 
May 31
Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h) 
Jun 1
Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland 
Jun 5
Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3 
Jun 6
Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms 
Jun 7
Swedish government of Ekman forms 
Jun 10
Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle 
Jun 12
58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2 
Jun 12
Brazil leaves League of Nations 
Jun 14
2nd French Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary K Browne (6-1 6-0) 
Jun 15
7th French government of Briand falls 
Jun 18
Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover 
Jun 19
DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry 
Jun 20
Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University 
Jun 22
Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs 
Jun 23
8th government of Briand van France forms 
Jun 23
Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's 
Jun 23
The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA 
Jun 25
61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham 
Jun 29
Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history 
Jun 29
Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada. 
Jul 1
Canada restores gold standard 
Jul 2
US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized 
Jul 3
39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats L de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3) 
Jul 3
46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3) 
Jul 4
Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth 
Jul 4
NSDAP-party forms in Weimar 
Jul 9
Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander 
Jul 9
Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal 
Jul 10
30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio 
Jul 10
Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage 
Jul 12
Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu 
Jul 12
Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2) 
Jul 13
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4) 
Jul 15
VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms 
Jul 16
Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc 
Jul 16
National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos 
Jul 17
Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4) 
Jul 18
The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel 
Jul 19
2nd French government of Herriot, forms 
Jul 20
A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests. 
Jul 22
105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record) 
Jul 22
108°F (42°C), Troy, NY (state record) 
Jul 22
Cin Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning 
Jul 23
Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms 
Jul 23
French government of Poincaré forms 
Jul 26
National Bar Association incorporates 
Jul 26
Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence 
Jul 28
US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal 
Jul 30
Albanian boundaries deduced 
Aug 1
Battles between Druze & French in Damascus 
Aug 1
Failed assassination on Gen Primo de Rivera in Barcelona 
Aug 3
Traffic lights installed at Piccadilly Circus, London 
Aug 5
1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY 
Aug 5
French & German trade agreement signed 
Aug 5
Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping 
Aug 6
NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel 
Aug 6
Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY) 
Aug 6
Don Juan with John Barrymore shown 
Aug 10
Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed 
Aug 11
Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double 
Aug 17
Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed 
Aug 18
England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0 
Aug 18
Weather map televised for 1st time 
Aug 20
Uprising against Rezā Shāh Pahlavi in Iran 
Aug 20
Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai(NHK) is established. 
Aug 21
-22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos 
Aug 21
White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway 
Aug 22
Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa 
Aug 22
Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out 
Aug 23
40th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6 6-4 9-7) 
Aug 25
Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece 
Aug 28
Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox) 
Aug 30
Jack Hobbs scores 316* at Lord's (Surrey v Middlesex) 
Sep 1
British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms 
Sep 1
Turkey allows civil marriage 
Sep 2
Italy signs treaty with Yemen 
Sep 8
League of Nations Assembly voted unanimously to admit Germany 
Sep 9
National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America 
Sep 9
Train disaster at Wassenaar Neth, 4 die 
Sep 9
The U.S. National Broadcasting Company formed. 
Sep 10
Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn 
Sep 10
Germany joins League of Nations 
Sep 11
21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship 
Sep 11
Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu 
Sep 11
Spain leaves League of Nation due to Germany joining 
Sep 11
Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies 
Sep 14
Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens 
Sep 15
Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini 
Sep 16
-22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372 
Sep 16
Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed 
Sep 16
Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC 
Sep 16
St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3 
Sep 17
Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die 
Sep 18
46th US Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-0 6-4) 
Sep 18
Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250 
Sep 18
Jean Rene Lacoste wins US Tennis Open 
Sep 19
80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague 
Sep 19
The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter. 
Sep 20
Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails 
Sep 22
Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged 
Sep 23
Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 24
Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4 
Sep 25
9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York 
Sep 25
Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week 
Sep 25
International slavery convention signed by 20 states 
Sep 25
NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings 
Sep 25
Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant 
Sep 25
Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada 
Sep 26
JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London 
Sep 26
Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant 
Sep 28
Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed 
Sep 30
German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes 
Oct 1
An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft. 
Oct 2
Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game 
Oct 3
1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna 
Oct 3
Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22) 
Oct 4
Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower 
Oct 6
Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5 
Oct 7
Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage 
Oct 7
Italian Great Fascist Council forms 
Oct 9
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution 
Oct 9
NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms 
Oct 10
St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series 
Oct 14
AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released 
Oct 14
Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark 
Oct 15
Austria government of Seipel, forms 
Oct 15
Philip Barry's "White Wings!" premieres in NYC 
Oct 16
Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed 
Oct 16
Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200 
Oct 18
Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament 
Oct 19
John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle 
Oct 19
Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers 
Oct 20
Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600 
Oct 22
J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal. 
Oct 24
Harry Houdini's last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. 
Oct 25
Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers 
Oct 26
Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC 
Oct 26
Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga") 
Nov 1
US Air Commerce Act passes 
Nov 3
15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins 
Nov 3
Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager 
Nov 8
George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC 
Nov 10
Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37 
Nov 10
Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou) 
Nov 10
Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA 
Nov 11
Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager 
Nov 11
U.S. Route 66 is established. 
Nov 12
The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers 
Nov 13
Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java 
Nov 15
1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC) 
Nov 15
AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC) 
Nov 16
NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0 
Nov 17
NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1 
Nov 18
Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico 
Nov 19
British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends 
Nov 22
Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth 
Nov 23
Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC 
Nov 24
KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions 
Nov 27
110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie 
Nov 27
Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen 
Nov 27
Italian & Albania sign peace treaty 
Nov 27
KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions 
Nov 27
Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins 
Nov 29
Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager 
Nov 29
W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC 
Dec 3
Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together) 
Dec 3
Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days 
Dec 4
14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7 
Dec 5
Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts 
Dec 7
Gas refrigerator patented 
Dec 9
USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs 
Dec 10
1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS) 
Dec 10
2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published 
Dec 11
Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam 
Dec 11
Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW 
Dec 12
Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert 
Dec 14
Danish Madsen government forms 
Dec 15
Facist national symbol elevated in Italy 
Dec 16
Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris 
Dec 16
Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner 
Dec 16
WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions 
Dec 17
German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army 
Dec 17
KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions 
Dec 17
Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras 
Dec 17
Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful. 
Dec 20
Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring 
Dec 20
Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy 
Dec 20
Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC 
Dec 21
Soccer team DOS Struggle forms 
Dec 23
KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions 
Dec 25
Prince-regent Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan (1926-1989) upon the death of his father Yoshihito 
Dec 27
Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square 
Dec 27
Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I 
Dec 28
Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic 
Dec 28
Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service 
Dec 28
Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW 
Dec 28
Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348 
Dec 29
Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index 
Dec 29
Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs 
Dec 30
Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in NYC 
Dec 30
Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated) 
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