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history - Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain - Reza Khan is crowned Shah of Iran under the name "Pahlevi" - Lebanon under the French Mandate gets its first constitution, thereby becoming a republic - Weimar Republic joins, Spain leaves the League of Nations - the League of Nations Slavery Convention abolishes all types of slavery - the Balfour Declaration is approved by the 1926 Imperial Conference, making the Commonwealth dominions equal and independent - a decree in Italy bans women from holding public office, the death penalty is re-established in Italy, all Italian Communist deputies are arrested - U.S. Marines intervene in Nicaragua to bolster the conservative government

culture - Frankfurt kitchen designed by Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky - Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film - the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system (sound-on-disc process) premieres with the movie Don Juan - the oldest surviving animated feature film is released in the Weimar Republic, directed by Lotte Reiniger (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) - Opening of the Salzburger Festspielhaus - Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises - Franz Kafka: Das Schloß (The Castle) - Arthur Schnitzler: Traumnovelle (Dream Story) - Bertolt Brecht: Mann ist Mann (Man Equals Man) - Antoni Gaudí (†) - Claude Monet (†) - Rainer Maria Rilke (†)

music - Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin - George Gershwin: Lady Be Good - Paul Hindemith: Cardillac - Zoltán Kodály: Háry János - Ernst Krenek: Johnny spielt auf - Giacomo Puccini: Turandot - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.1

first released recordings by Blind Blake?, Bing Crosby, Rev. J.M. Gates, Peg Leg Howell, Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, Jelly Roll Morton, Pace Jubllee Singers, Elzadie Robinson, Victoria Spivey