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Historical Events For April - 26

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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

1920  On April - 26 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 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  Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" on this day in history.  

1926  On April - 26 karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943)  

1926  Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty on this day in history.  

1928  On April - 26 madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London  

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1929  The first non-stop England to India flight lands on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

1931  On this day in history 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 April - 26.  

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

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

1933  Jewish students are barred from school in Germany on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1937  German-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 26.  

1940  On April - 26 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  

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  Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

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

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

1573  On April - 26 birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1648  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on April - 26.  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

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

1478  On this day in history death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

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.  

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