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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Monday, 27 June 2016

1920  H Shapley & H.D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae on April - 26.  

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

1921  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1924  On April - 26 josef Labor, composer, dies at 82  

1925  Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943)  

1926  Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty on April - 26.  

1928  On this day in history madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London  

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

1929  On April - 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands  

1931  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 on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

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

1933  On this day in history jewish students are barred from school in Germany  

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

1935  Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years on April - 26.  

1936  Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony on this day in history.  

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

1937  German-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain on April - 26.  

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

1937  On this day in history german Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

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  Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks on April - 26.  

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

1940  Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on April - 26.  

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

1942  On this day in history colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

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  Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on April - 26.  

1538  On April - 26 birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on this day in history.  

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on April - 26.  

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 this day in history birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

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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 this day in history.  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on April - 26.  

1476  On April - 26 death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on April - 26.  

1489  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

1558  On April - 26 jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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