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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

1920  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1924  On this day in history josef Labor, composer, dies at 82  

1925  Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  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 April - 26.  

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  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  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 April - 26 austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1942  On April - 26 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 this day in history birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  On April - 26 birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

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

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

1603  On April - 26 birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1476  On this day in history death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

1478  On this day in history 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  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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