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Headlines From 1926 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1926 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1926 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1926 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1926 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1926 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1926 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1926 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1926 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1926 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1926 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
26th January 1926 John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television system.
25th February 1926 Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain.
6th March 1926 The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is destroyed by fire.
7th April 1926 An assassination attempt against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini fails.
21st April 1926 Birth of Princess Elizabeth, heir to the throne and the current Queen of England.
24th April 1926 Treaty of Berlin: Germany and the Soviet Union pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
1st May 1926 A coal miners strike begins in Britain due to wage reduction and worsening mining conditions.
3rd May 1926 The British General Strike begins in support of the coal strike.
8th May 1926 Birth of David Attenborough, British broadcaster, naturalist and producer.
6th August 1926 Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel from France to England. The swim is completed amidst controversy, as a tug carrying British journalists deliberately comes in close to Ederle in an attempt to get the swimmer to touch the boat and therefore become disqualified. The reporters are angry as they had not been allowed on Ederle’s official tug, due to an exclusive contract with the New York Daily News.
26th September 1926 Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey and becomes heavyweight champion of the world.
19th October 1926 The 1926 Imperial Conference opens in London.
31st October 1926 Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born escapologist (b. 1874) dies from peritonitis as a result of a ruptured appendix. It has been speculated that this rupture was caused as a result of an attempted illusion in Montreal, where Houdini instructed a student to continually strike his abdomen so that he could display his strength and resistance to pain. 
27th November 1926 Mount Vesuvius erupts for the second time in twenty years.
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A Newspaper From 1926

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).