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< MCMXXVI = 1926 >

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Events in 1926

10 January: Ibn Saud is proclaimed king of the Hejaz in the Great Mosque at Mecca.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
23 January: Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gives the world's first demonstration of a television apparatus to members of the Royal Institution at his Frith Street laboratory.
13 February: At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.
21 February: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, 1913 Nobel Prize winner for his 1911 discovery of superconductivity, dies in Leiden at age 72.
2 March: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1344 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
24 March: Dario Fo, Italian playwright, awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born in Sangiano.
29 March: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
1 April: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
4 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
9 April: Rogier Verbeek, Dutch geologist who founded modern volcanology with his report on the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano east of Java, dies in The Hague two days after his 81st birthday.
21 April: Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom since 1952, is born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at her maternal grandfather's home in Mayfair, London.
23 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
28 May: The unstable Portuguese First Republic is overthrown and replaced by the dictatorship of the Ditadura Nacional in a coup led by Gomes da Costa.
7 June: Spanish architect Gaudí is knocked unconscious by a tram and taken to a paupers' hospital where his friends find him the next day, seriously wounded.
8 June: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
10 June: Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect, dies in Barcelona at age 73 three days after being hit by a tram.
13 Augustus: Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary leader, president from 1976 to 2008, is born in Birán.
18 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
7 October: Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist, founder of modern scientific psychiatry, dies in München at age 70.
14 October: English author A. A. Milne publishes “Winnie-the-Pooh” in London.
11 November: Route 66 is established, 2448 miles (3940 km) long, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles in the U.S. of A..
26 November: The Mongolian People's Republic is proclaimed.
5 December: Claude Monet, French painter, dies in Giverny at age 86.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
29 December: Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet, dies in Montreux at age 51.

People in 1926

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Karl Benz, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Herman Gorter, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot and Douglas Engelbart celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1926

The year 1926 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1830, 1841, 1847, 1858, 1869, 1875, 1886, 1897, 1909 and 1915 in the century before it and 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965, 1971, 1982, 1993, 1999, 2010 and 2021 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1926 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 July 2017.
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