1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949

1 Jan 1926

Russia
  • Kliment Voroshilov became a full member of the Soviet Politburo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Arthur Coningham was awarded the Air Force Cross medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Jan 1926

Korea
  • The construction of the General Government Building in Keijo (now Seoul), Korea was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Jan 1926

Photo(s) dated 20 Jan 1926
Major Zivony Peshkov, 20 Jan 1926
22 Jan 1926
  • Robert Saundby was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jan 1926

French Indochina
  • Prince Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy ascended to the throne as Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Feb 1926

Kirghizia
  • Kirghiz Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic was formed within Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
6 Feb 1926

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and would soon take over the cryptanalysis section of the US Navy in Washington DC, United States as the previous commanding officer received sea duty. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Feb 1926
  • In Germany, Hitler summoned the senior Nazi Party leadership to a conference at Bamberg. Speaking for five hours he rejected the alternative party programme devised by Gregor Strasser in 1920, in favour of a more revolutionary struggle for power. Hitler would emerge with greater control over Nazi Party policies. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
20 Feb 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo returned to Japan after a tour of Europe and the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Mar 1926

Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was made the head of the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • General Shusei Morioka was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Soroku Suzuki. Morioka named Lieutenant General Senyuki Hayashi as his chief of staff. ww2dbase [CPC]
10 Mar 1926
  • The Samuel commission published a report recommending sweeping changes to the mining industry in the United Kingdom. This report included a recommendation for a 13.5% reduction in miners wages and the withdrawal of Government subsidies. ww2dbase [AC]
14 Mar 1926

China
  • Haichou supported Nationalist troops at Shanghai, China during the Northern Expedition campaign. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Mar 1926
  • Dr. Robert H. Goddard launched the first successful liquid-fuelled rocket from Auburn, Massachusetts, United States. Flying for only 2.5 seconds, the rocket travelled 184 feet at around a speed of 60 miles per hour. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Mar 1926
Laying Devonshire
18 Mar 1926

China
  • Wang Zhi witnessed the death of a fellow student during a student protest in Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1926
The US Navy
20 Mar 1926

China
  • Having discovered a Communist plot to kidnap him in Guangzhou in southern China, Chiang Kaishek issued the order to arrest top Communist and left-wing leaders. As Wang Jingwei fled to Paris, France and Zhou Enlai fled to Shanghai, China, Chiang would effectively emerge from this failed plot as the sole leader of the Nationalist Party and its military forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
22 Mar 1926 United States
  • Henry Arnold was officially reprimanded for violating Army General Order No. 20 and was transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas, United States as the commanding officer of 16th Observation Squadron. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Mar 1926

China
  • Haichou was damaged by Beiyang warships off Wusong, Shanghai, China, which caused 9 killed and 10 to 20 wounded. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
30 Mar 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of gunboat Saga. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
31 Mar 1926
16 Apr 1926
  • Pierre Barjot was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving aboard the ship Baccarat. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Apr 1926

United Kingdom
  • Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) was born at Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [AC]
24 Apr 1926

Korea
  • Crown Prince Yi Un was ostensibly made King Yi of Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Apr 1926

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt announced the purchase of the Meriwether Inn in Warm Springs, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 May 1926
  • In Britain the mine owners, following the recommendations of the Samuel commission demanded that workers accept longer hours and a reduction in wages of between 10 and 25%. ww2dbase [AC]
China
  • Hiroshi Nemoto arrived in Nanjing, China as a military attaché. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
3 May 1926
  • In the United Kingdom, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) called a general strike after one million mine workers were locked out for refusing to accept longer working hours and reduced wages. ww2dbase [AC]
1 Jun 1926
  • Holland was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Jun 1926
  • Brazil left the League of Nations. ww2dbase [CPC]
25 Jun 1926

China
  • Wang Zhi graduated from the Qinghua School in Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jun 1926

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1926
Zhang Zuolin (1), Zhang Zongchang (2), Wu Peifu (3), Zhang Xueliang (4), and others, Shuncheng Junwang Mansion, Beijing, China, 28 Jun 1926
30 Jun 1926
  • Bruce Fraser was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as a Student Officer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Jul 1926 Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Junzo Yoshitake was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
2 Jul 1926
  • Under the Air Corps Act, the US Army Air Service (USAAS) became the US Army Air Corps (USAAC). ww2dbase [AC]
4 Jul 1926
  • At the National Socialist first party congress held at Weimar, Germany, Hitler's personal authority over the party was accepted by the majority and his position of party Führer was formally approved. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
10 Jul 1926

United Kingdom
  • Roderick Carr was attached to the Headquarters of Air Defence of Great Britain of the Royal Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Jul 1926

Taiwan
  • Mitsunoshin Kamiyama was named the governor-general of Taiwan. ww2dbase [CPC]
22 Jul 1926

Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Order of the Sacred Treasure 2nd Class. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Jul 1926

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was attached to the Naval General Staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
28 Jul 1926

Taiwan
  • Lieutenant General Kunishige Tanaka was named the commanding officer of the Taiwan Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
4 Aug 1926

France
  • Lorraine's refitting was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
14 Aug 1926
  • Captain R. Elliot was named the commanding officer of HMS Hermes, replacing Captain C. P. Talbot. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
16 Aug 1926

China
  • Wang Zhi boarded the passenger ship President McKinley at Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
20 Aug 1926

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell boarded USAT Thomas in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
26 Aug 1926

United States
  • Wang Zhi arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States aboard the passenger ship President McKinley. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
8 Sep 1926

Germany
  • Germany was admitted to the League of Nations. ww2dbase [TH]
25 Sep 1926

Japan
28 Sep 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell disembarked USAT Thomas at Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
29 Sep 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Oct 1926
  • Hugo Sperrle was promoted to the rank of Major. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of a provisional battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo was made the intrim President of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo was made the premier of Chinese Beiyang Government. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • The General Government Building in Keijo (now Seoul), Korea was officially inaugurated. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
5 Oct 1926

Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1926
Light cruiser Tenryu as seen on a postcard commemorating her visit to Kobe, Japan on 5 Oct 1926
9 Oct 1926
  • Mussolini was declared the commander-in-chief of the Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale (National Security Volunteer Militia). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
11 Oct 1926

Hong Kong
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
12 Oct 1926

China
  • He Yingqin was named the commanding officer of the 1st Cadet Regiment consisted of trainees of the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
13 Oct 1926

China
  • He Yingqin was named the director of academy affairs at the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
15 Oct 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of gunboat Uji. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
19 Oct 1926

Japan
  • Prince Hironobu was awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
27 Oct 1926

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's fifth child, Princess Atsuko, married Count Yukiyasu Kiyosu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Nov 1926

Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels was appointed the Nazi Party Gauleiter of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
2 Nov 1926

France
  • Duguay-Trouin was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
4 Nov 1926
  • Prince Leopold of Belgium married Princess Astrid of Sweden in a civil ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
8 Nov 1926
  • In München, Germany, the National Socialist Party faithful gathered for the first annual day to honour the fallen martyrs who died on 9 Nov 1923 during Adolf Hitler's failed Putsch. ww2dbase [AC]
11 Nov 1926

Japan
27 Nov 1926

Japan
  • Destroyer No. 34 was laid down at the Fujinagata Shipyards, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
1 Dec 1926
  • Mineichi Koga was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Kamezaburo Nakamura was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Nihei Sezaki was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Prince Hironobu was assigned to battleship Yamashiro. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima enrolled in the Naval War College. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Vice Admiral Naotaro Nagasawa was named the commanding officer of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea; Rear Admiral Sunao Matsuzaki was named the chief of staff. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
6 Dec 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
7 Dec 1926

Japan
  • Hironobu was made a marquis. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
21 Dec 1926
  • Ira Eaker started the 35,200 km journey around South America in the Pan American Goodwill Flight in an OA-1 float plane. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
25 Dec 1926

Japan
  • Crown Prince Hirohito became the Emperor of Japan upon his father's passing. His coronation ceremony would not take place until 1928, however. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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