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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Saturday, 13 February 2016

1920  On this day in history h Shapley & H.D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae  

1920  On this day in history h Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae  

1921  On this day in history u.S. Naval Detachment left Yugoslavia after administering area around Spalato for 2 years to guarantee transfer of area from Austria to new country  

1922  On this day in history hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84  

1923  English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on April - 26.  

1924  On this day in history josef Labor, composer, dies at 82  

1925  Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" on April - 26.  

1926  Karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943) on April - 26.  

1926  On April - 26 germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty  

1928  On April - 26 madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London  

1929  The first non-stop England to India flight lands on this day in history.  

1929  1st non-stop England to India flight lands on this day in history.  

1931  On April - 26 lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, the mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season  

1931  Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season on this day in history.  

1932  Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1932  Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history the birth of Carol Burnett, American actress  

1933  Jewish students are barred from school in Germany on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history frank Boucher is given the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

1935  On this day in history frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

1936  On April - 26 dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony  

1936  On this day in history tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)  

1937  On April - 26 german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

1937  On this day in history german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain. The massacre is later painted by Picasso  

1937  German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history mandatory registration of all property held by Jews inside the Reich, valued Jewish property is to be seized within Greater Germany at a value of approximately eight billion Reichmarks.  

1938  On April - 26 austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks  

1938  On April - 26 edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79  

1940  On April - 26 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  

1941  On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo  

1941  On this day in history a tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)  

1941  On April - 26 jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74  

1942  Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

1942  Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  On this day in history birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  On April - 26 birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on April - 26.  

1573  On this day in history birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

1603  On this day in history birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

1648  On April - 26 birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On April - 26 stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on April - 26.  

1444  On April - 26 robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on this day in history.  

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on this day in history.  

1489  On April - 26 death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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