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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Saturday, 30 May 2015

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

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

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  Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84 on April - 26.  

1923  English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on this day in history.  

1924  Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1925  On April - 26 pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"  

1926  Karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943) on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty  

1928  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

1931  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

1932  On April - 26 jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris  

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

1933  The birth of Carol Burnett, American actress on April - 26.  

1933  On April - 26 jewish students are barred from school in Germany  

1935  On April - 26 frank Boucher is given the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

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 April - 26.  

1936  Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886) on April - 26.  

1937  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

1938  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 on April - 26.  

1938  Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks on April - 26.  

1938  Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79 on April - 26.  

1940  Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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  Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74 on April - 26.  

1942  Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on April - 26.  

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  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on April - 26.  

1637  On April - 26 birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  On this day in history birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On this day in history stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

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

1196  On April - 26 alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

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

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.  

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

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

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