Top News Stories from 1926
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Aristide Briand (France) and Gustav Stresemann (Germany)More World Statistics...
- A general strike in Britain brings the nation's activities to a standstill.
- U.S. marines are dispatched to Nicaragua during the revolt; they remain until 1933.
- Chiang Kai-shek becomes leader of China's revolutionary party following the 1925 death of Sun Yat-sen.
- Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett fly from Spitsbergen to the North Pole and back.
President: Calvin Coolidge
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
Population: 117,397,000More U.S. Statistics...
- U.S. troops land in Nicaragua (May 2) to preserve order after a revolt against the new president Emiliano Chamorro.
- Father Coughlin makes his first radio broadcast, beginning his 20-year career of racist and right-wing polemics.
Federal spending: $2.93 billion
Consumer Price Index: $17.7
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. NY Yankees (4-3)
Stanley CupMontreal Maroons d. Victoria (WHL)
WimbledonWomen: Kathleen Godfree d. L. de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
Men: Jean Borotra d. H. Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
Kentucky Derby ChampionBubbling Over
NCAA Football ChampionsAlabama (CFRA, HF) (9-0-1) & Stanford (DS) (10-0-1)
Entertainment AwardsPulitzer Prizes
Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis
Drama: Craig's Wife, George Kelly
Nobel Prize for Literature: Grazia Deledda (Italy)
Miss America: Norma Smallwood (OK)More Entertainment Awards...
- RCA, General Electric and Westinghouse establish NBC, which operates two national radio networks.
- The Book-of-the-Month Club is founded and begins to sell books at reduced prices by mail and on a subscription basis.
- Martha Graham, the American pioneer of the modern-dance revolt, gives her first New York performance, which features 18 barefoot, evocatively costumed dancers.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Theodor Svedberg (Sweden), for work on disperse systems
Physics: Jean B. Perrin (France), for work on discontinuous structure of matter and discovery of the equilibrium of sedimentation
Physiology or Medicine: Johannes Fibiger (Denmark), for discovery of the Spiroptera carcinomaMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...