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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 April - 26 henry Rowland actor, dies at 70  

1984  On this day in history liverpool's Cavern Club reopens  

1984  On this day in history may McAvoy actress, dies at 82 after a heart attack  

1984  On this day in history pres Reagan visits China  

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  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 on this day in history.  

1986  Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger marry on this day in history.  

1986  Worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl USSR, 31 die on this day in history.  

1986  On April - 26 bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87  

1988  On this day in history tNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories  

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 this day in history.  

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

1990  On April - 26 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China  

1990  On this day in history danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle  

1990  On April - 26 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  

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

1990  Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated on April - 26.  

1991  "Dinosaurs" premiers on ABC-TV on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia theater on Broadway  

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

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

1992  Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87 on April - 26.  

1995  Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88 on April - 26.  

1996  On this day in history burton Stein, historian, dies at 69  

1997  Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86 on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

1564  On April - 26 birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on April - 26.  

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

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

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1196  On this day in history 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  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on April - 26.