Historical Events In December - 26
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1916 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1917 Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I on this day in history.
1917 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron on this day in history.
1917 On December - 26 rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
1917 Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 on December - 26.
1918 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW) on this day in history.
1918 On December - 26 bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
1919 Yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth on this day in history.
1920 On this day in history gote Carlid, composer
1921 Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show) on this day in history.
1924 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut on this day in history.
1924 On this day in history frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
1925 On December - 26 turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
1925 On December - 26 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
1925 Baron Baker, activist on December - 26.
1926 On December - 26 prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan
1926 On December - 26 earle Brown, composer
1927 Alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me) on this day in history.
1928 On this day in history johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
1929 On December - 26 régine, French singer and nightclub owner
1930 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run) on this day in history.
1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Broadway on December - 26.
1931 On December - 26 george/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC
1932 Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China on December - 26.
1933 On December - 26 the Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo under the name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co
1933 US forswears armed intervention in the Western Hemisphere on this day in history.
1933 On December - 26 bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours
1933 Lunatscharski, writer, dies on this day in history.
1934 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms on December - 26.
1935 On this day in history stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
1936 Israel Philarmonic Orch forms on this day in history.
1937 On December - 26 ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
1938 On December - 26 bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
1939 Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey on this day in history.