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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Sunday, 23 November 2014

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

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  On April - 26 hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84  

1923  On April - 26 english prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon  

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 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  On April - 26 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  Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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

1933  On April - 26 the birth of Carol Burnett, American actress  

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

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

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

1936  Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886) on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

1937  On April - 26 german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain. The massacre is later painted by Picasso  

1937  On April - 26 german Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

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  On this day in history 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  Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on April - 26.  

1941  Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo on this day in history.  

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 April - 26 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  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on this day in history.  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on April - 26.  

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  On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

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

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

1196  On this day in history alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

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 April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

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