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  Timeline: 1926  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
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Date Race Winner Distance
March 21 1926 Milan-San Remo Costante Girardengo (Ita) 286.5 km
March 21, 1926 Tour of Flanders Denis Verschueren (Bel) 217 km
April 4, 1926 Paris-Roubaix Julien Delbecque (Bel) 270 km
May 2, 1926 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Dieudonne Smets (Bel) 231 km
May 15-June 6, 1926 Giro d'Italia Giovanni Brunero (Ita) 12 Stages, 3,329 km
June 20-July 18, 1926 Tour de France Lucien Buysse (Bel) 17 Stages, 5,745 km
October 31, 1926 Giro di Lombardia Alfredo Binda (Ita) Milan-Milan, 251 km
  • England- 1926, Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle became the sixth person and first woman to swim the English Channel. Her time (14.5 hours) for the 35-mile swim was nearly 2 hour faster than the record.
  • Italy- April 7, 1926, there was a failed assassination attempt against Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini.
  • Hollywood Hunk- Italian immigrant Rudolf Valentino died at the age of 31. “Those lips, those eyes…” Valentino became the first ‘Hollywood Hunk’. Thirty thousand women lined the streets and mobbed his funeral.
  • July 23, 1926- Fox Film bought the patent company of the Movietone, which set the way for recording sound systems onto film.
  • USA- General Electric, RCA, and Westinghouse founded NBC, National Broadcast Company.

Notable Deaths-
Ehrich Weiss, 1874-1926
, He performed as Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all times, died October 31.

Annie Oakley, 1860-1926, was a star sharpshooter with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. As the trick shooting Peerless Lady Wing-Shot, she got top billing in the show.

 

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