1926 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1926th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 926th year of the 2nd millennium, the 26th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1920s decade.
July 30 – Albert B. Cummins, U.S. Senator from Iowa from 1908 to 1926 (born 1850) October 20 – Eugene V. Debs, labor leader (born 1855) October 22 – John G. Shedd, businessman (born 1850) October 23 – Olympia Brown, suffragette (born 1835) October 24 – Charles Marion Russell, "cowboy artist" (born 1864)
Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish doctor, won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, (b. 1867) (d. 1928) Births. January 1 - Claudio Villa, Italian singer (d. 1987) January 3 – George Martin, "5th Beatle": producer of The Beatles' records, later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- General strike, May 1926
The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 4 to 12 May 1926. It was called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reductions and worsening conditions for 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Some 1.7 million workers went out, especially in transport and heavy industry. The government was prepared, and enlisted middle class volunteers to maintain essent
Mine owners announced that their intention was to reduce miners' wages. The Miners Federation of Great Britain rejected the terms: "Not a penny off the pay, not a minute on the day." The Trades Union Congress responded to the news by promising to support the miners in their dispute. The Conservative government, under Stanley Baldwin, decided to intervene by declaring that a nine-month subsidy would be provided to maintain the miners' wages and that a Royal Commission, under the chairmanship of S
The final negotiations began on 1 May but failed to achieve an agreement, leading to an announcement by the TUC that a general strike "in defence of miners' wages and hours" was to begin on 3 May, a Monday, at one minute to midnight. The leaders of the British Labour Party were unhappy about the proposed general strike because they were aware of the revolutionary elements within the union movement and of the damage that the association would do to the party's new reputation as a party of governm
The miners maintained resistance for a few months before being forced, by their own economic needs, to return to the mines. By the end of November, most miners were back at work. However, many remained unemployed for many years. Those still employed were forced to accept longer hours, lower wages and district wage agreements. The strikers felt that they had achieved nothing. The effect on British coal mines was profound. By the late 1930s, employment in mining had fallen by more than a third fro
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30 juli – Albert B. Cummins, amerikansk republikansk politiker, senator 1908–1926. 23 augusti. Bert M. Fernald, amerikansk republikansk politiker, guvernör i Maine 1909–1911, senator 1916–1926. Rudolph Valentino, 31, italiensk skådespelare. 6 oktober – Simon Bamberger, tysk-amerikansk politiker, guvernör i Utah 1917–1921.
10 noiembrie: Începe perioada Showa, din istoria Japoniei, iar Hirohito a devenit al 124-lea împărat (1926-1989). 18 noiembrie: George Bernard Shaw refuză să accepte banii pentru Premiul Nobel, spunând: "Pot să-l iert pe Alfred Nobel pentru că a inventat dinamita, dar numai o persoană diabolică a putut să inventeze Premiul Nobel".