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Historical Events Happened In April - 26

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1983  On this day in history bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81  

1984  Count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78 on April - 26.  

1984  On this day in history henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

1984  Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens on this day in history.  

1984  May McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack on April - 26.  

1984  Pres Reagan visits China on April - 26.  

1984  Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70 on April - 26.  

1986  An accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant leads to widespread nuclear contamination on this day in history.  

1986  Broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history kashmir-India Border Region a 5.5 earthquake resulted in six people killed, about 30 injured and 85 percent of the houses damaged in the Dharmsala, India area  

1986  On April - 26 maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry  

1986  Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die on April - 26.  

1986  Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1988  TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories on this day in history.  

1989  AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 on this day in history.  

1989  On April - 26 lucille Ball comedienne/actress dies at 78 of a massive heart attack  

1989  Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany on April - 26.  

1989  Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78 on April - 26.  

1990  On this day in history 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China  

1990  On April - 26 danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle  

1990  In the Qinghai Province, Chinaa 6.9 quake resulted in at least 126 people killed, many injured, extensive damage and landslides in the Gonghe-Xinghai area on April - 26.  

1990  On April - 26 nY court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of the case  

1990  On April - 26 carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated  

1991  On April - 26 "Dinosaurs" premiers on ABC-TV  

1991  On April - 26 vice-Admiral Charles Thomas resigns, warns defense cuts will threaten sovereignty and endanger lives of military personnel  

1991  Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies on April - 26.  

1992  "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway on April - 26.  

1992  On April - 26 "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years  

1992  On April - 26 final episode of "Growing Pains" airs  

1992  On April - 26 alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87  

1995  On this day in history alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88  

1996  On April - 26 burton Stein, historian, dies at 69  

1997  On this day in history joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86  

2002  Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on this day in history.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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 April - 26.  

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  On this day in history stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

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

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on this day in history.  

1489  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

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