By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
|May 2, 1926
|May 15-June 6, 1926
Stages, 3,329 km
|June 20-July 18, 1926
Stages, 5,745 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.
Hunk - Italian immigrant Rudolf Valentino died at the age
31. “Those lips, those eyes…” Valentino became the first ‘Hollywood
Hunk’. Thirty thousand women lined the streets and mobbed his funeral.
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
Ehrich Weiss, 1874-1926, He performed as Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all times, died October
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
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