- Chiang Kai-shek becomes leader of China's revolutionary party.
- A general strike in Britain brings the nation's activities to a standstill.
- RCA, General Electric and Westinghouse establish NBC.
- Martha Graham, pioneer of the modern-dance, gives her first NY performance.
- Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.
- A.A. Milne's book Winnie-the-Pooh is released.
Historical Highlights from 1926