As the Wildcats prepare for the Liberty Bowl match-up against the Razorbacks, it’s important to note that the last time K-State won against them was in 1926. To give you an idea of just how long ago that was, here’s a list of notable events that occurred that year.
Jan. 8: Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud was coronated as king of Hejaz, what would later become Saudi Arabia.
Feb. 25: Francisco Franco was named General of Spain. He would later rule as dictator of the country until his death in 1975.
April 24: Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Treaty of Berlin, pledging neutrality for five years in the case either nation was attacked by a third party.
May 20: The Air Commerce Act was passed by Congress, resulting in the licensing of airplanes and pilots.
June 19: DeFord Bailey became the first African American to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
July 26: The National Bar Association was incorporated in the United States.
Aug. 18: The first televised weather map occurred, sent to the Weather Bureau office in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 20: An assassination attempt on Al Capone took place in his headquarters in Cicero, Illinois. The North Side Gang shot over 1,000 rounds from machine guns. Capone escaped unhurt.
Oct. 14: Winnie the Pooh, written by A.A. Milne, was published.
Nov. 15: The NBC radio network was formed. It was created by General Electric, RCA and Westinghouse.
Soupy Sales, comedian
Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Jerry Lewis, comedian and actor
Queen Elizabeth II
Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird
Cloris Leachman, actress
Don Rickles, comedian and actor
Andy Griffith, actor
Marilyn Monroe, actress