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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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  U.S. Naval Detachment left Yugoslavia after administering area around Spalato for 2 years to guarantee transfer of area from Austria to new country on April - 26.  

1922  Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 April - 26 germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty  

1928  Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London on April - 26.  

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

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

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 April - 26.  

1932  On this day in history jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris  

1932  On this day in history bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies  

1933  The birth of Carol Burnett, American actress on this day in history.  

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 April - 26.  

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

1936  Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony on April - 26.  

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

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

1937  On April - 26 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1938  On this day in history edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79  

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

1941  On April - 26 y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo  

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

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  On this day in history coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  On April - 26 birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on April - 26.  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1603  On April - 26 birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.