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Historical Events For April - 26

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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 April - 26.  

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 April - 26 hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84  

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

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

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

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

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1929  On this day in history the first non-stop England to India flight lands  

1929  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1931  On April - 26 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  

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

1932  On April - 26 bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies  

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

1933  On April - 26 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  On April - 26 frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

1936  On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony  

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

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 April - 26.  

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

1938  Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1941  Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo on April - 26.  

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

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 April - 26.  

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

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

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

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

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  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  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  On April - 26 death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

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

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

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