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1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
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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 [Kliment Voroshilov | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Arthur Coningham was awarded the Air Force Cross medal. ww2dbase [Arthur Coningham | CPC]
4 Jan 1926

Korea
6 Jan 1926

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

French Indochina
  • Prince Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy ascended to the throne as Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | 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 [Joseph Rochefort | Washington | 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 [Adolf Hitler | AC]
19 Feb 1926

United States
20 Feb 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo returned to Japan after a tour of Europe and the United States. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
2 Mar 1926

Japan
  • Kenkichi Ueda was made the head of the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry. ww2dbase [Kenkichi Ueda | 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]
12 Mar 1926

United States
14 Mar 1926

China
  • Haichou supported Nationalist troops at Shanghai, China during the Northern Expedition campaign. ww2dbase [Haichou | Shanghai | CPC]
15 Mar 1926

United States
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 [Wang Zhi | Beiping | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1926
The US NavyUSS Langley, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, and others at anchor off Culebra island, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926
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 [Chiang Kaishek | Guangzhou, Guangdong | 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 [Henry Arnold | Fort Riley, Kansas | 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 [Haichou | Shanghai | CPC]
30 Mar 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of gunboat Saga. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
31 Mar 1926
  • Furutaka was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Furutaka | CPC]
4 Apr 1926

France
  • The keel of Suffren was laid down at the Arsenal de Brest in France. ww2dbase [Suffren | Brest, Bretagne | CPC]
16 Apr 1926
  • Pierre Barjot was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving aboard the ship Baccarat. ww2dbase [Pierre Barjot | CPC]
21 Apr 1926

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

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

United States
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 [Hiroshi Nemoto | Nanjing | 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]
14 May 1926

United States
20 May 1926
  • Captain Saburo Matsui was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
1 Jun 1926

United States
14 Jun 1926
  • Brazil left the League of Nations. ww2dbase [CPC]
15 Jun 1926

Pacific Ocean
  • Kasuga helped in the rescue of the crew of the freighter SS City of Naples that struck a rock off the coast of Japan and broke up. Two of Kasuga crewmen were later awarded medals by King George V for their gallantry during the rescue. ww2dbase [Kasuga | CPC]
25 Jun 1926

China
  • Wang Zhi graduated from the Qinghua School in Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Wang Zhi | Beiping | 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 [Bruce Fraser | CPC]
United States
1 Jul 1926
  • Kako was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Kako | CPC]
  • Harry Dimoline was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Harry Dimoline | CPC]
Taiwan
  • Rear Admiral Junzo Yoshitake was named the Chief of Staff of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Mako Guard District | Mako, Hoko | 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 [Adolf Hitler | 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 [Roderick Carr | CPC]
15 Jul 1926

Germany
16 Jul 1926

Luxembourg
  • Joseph Bech was made the Prime Minister of Luxembourg. ww2dbase [Joseph Bech | CPC]
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 [Kenkichi Ueda | CPC]
26 Jul 1926

Japan
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was attached to the Naval General Staff. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | 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 [Lorraine | CPC]
14 Aug 1926
  • Captain R. Elliot was named the commanding officer of HMS Hermes, replacing Captain C. P. Talbot. ww2dbase [Hermes | CPC]
16 Aug 1926

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

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

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

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

Germany
  • In Kiel, Germany, the firm Howaldtswerke was liquidated, and the shipyarding portion of the business would continue operations under the name Dietrichsdorier Werft AG. ww2dbase [Howaldtswerke Kiel | Kiel | CPC]
25 Sep 1926

Japan
  • Aoba was launched at Nagasaki, Japan. ww2dbase [Aoba | Nagasaki | CPC]
28 Sep 1926

China
29 Sep 1926

China
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
1 Oct 1926
  • Hugo Sperrle was promoted to the rank of Major. ww2dbase [Hugo Sperrle | CPC]
China
  • Joseph Stilwell was made the commanding officer of a provisional battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tianjin, China. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Tianjin | CPC]
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo was made the intrim President of China. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | CPC]
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo was made the premier of Chinese Beiyang Government. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | CPC]
Korea
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 [Benito Mussolini | CPC]
11 Oct 1926

Hong Kong
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Hermes | 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 [He Yingqin | Guangzhou, Guangdong | 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 [He Yingqin | Guangzhou, Guangdong | CPC]
15 Oct 1926
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of gunboat Uji. ww2dbase [Chuichi Nagumo | CPC]
19 Oct 1926

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

Japan
  • Prince Hiroyasu's fifth child, Princess Atsuko, married Count Yukiyasu Kiyosu. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
1 Nov 1926
  • Captain Shingo Ishikawa was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Germany
  • Joseph Goebbels was appointed the Nazi Party Gauleiter of Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Joseph Goebbels | Berlin | AC]
2 Nov 1926

France
  • Duguay-Trouin was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Duguay-Trouin | CPC]
4 Nov 1926
  • Prince Leopold of Belgium married Princess Astrid of Sweden in a civil ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. ww2dbase [Leopold III | 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
  • Captain Seishichi Yamaguchi was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
14 Nov 1926

Germany
  • Emden departed Wilhelmshaven, Germany on her first long-range training cruise. ww2dbase [Emden | Wilhelmshaven | CPC]
27 Nov 1926

Japan
  • Destroyer No. 34 was laid down at the Fujinagata Shipyards, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | CPC]
1 Dec 1926
  • Mineichi Koga was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Mineichi Koga | CPC]
  • Nobutake Kondo was named the chief of staff of the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Nobutake Kondo | CPC]
Japan
  • Captain Kamezaburo Nakamura was named the commanding officer of Naka. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Prince Hironobu was assigned to battleship Yamashiro. ww2dbase [Hironobu | CPC]
  • Masafumi Arima enrolled in the Naval War College. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | CPC]
  • Captain Nihei Sezaki was named the commanding officer of Settsu. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
  • Chiaki Matsuda entered the Naval War College in Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Chiaki Matsuda | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Minoru Ota was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | 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 [Chinkai Guard District | Chinkai, Gyeongsangnam | CPC]
6 Dec 1926

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

Japan
  • Hironobu was made a marquis. ww2dbase [Hironobu | 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 [Ira Eaker | 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 [Showa | CPC]
28 Dec 1926

Germany

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




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