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Major Events of 1926

1926 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXVI) was the 26th year of the 20th century. 1926 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1926.
News Events of 1926

Germany admitted to League of Nations.

Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev ousted from Politburo in USSR.

Leon Trotsky

Chiang Kai-shek leads Northern Expedition in China. Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalists) defeat warlords.

Robert Goddard launches first liquid-fueled rocket.

Nine day General Strike in the UK.

Agatha Christie disappears from her home. She is found dead 11 days later.

Emperor Taisho of Japan dies. His son, Emperor Hirohito, succeeds him.

Balfour Declaration makes the Commonwealth Dominions independent and equal members to the UK in the Commonwealth.

US creates NACA, the forerunner of NASA.

The College Board organizes the first SAT exam.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne is published.

Sports in 1926

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