Tuesday, August 5, 2008

1926 Society (3)

1926. Popular songs: "Muskrat Ramble"; "Baby Face"; "(What Can I Say Dear) After I've Said I'm Sorry?" "Charmaine"; "Gimme a Little Kiss, Will 'Ya' Huh?" "Bye Bye Blackbird"; "If I Could Be with Your (One Hour Tonight)"; "In a Little Spanish Town"; "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along."

1926. Miniature Golf is invented by Tennessee entrepreneur Frieda Carter, who will patent her "Tom Thumb Golf" in 1929. By 1930 there will be 25,000 to 50,000 miniature golf courses.

1926. Gertrude Ederle, 19, becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel. She beats the world record by 2 hours and suffers permanent hearing loss.

1926. German swimmer H. Vierkotter breaks Gertrude Ederle's Channel record by swimming the Channel in 12 hours, 40 minutes.

1926. Gene Tunney wins the world heavyweight boxing championship held by Jack Dempsey since 1919.

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