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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1835  On April - 26 frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris  

1836  On this day in history erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)  

1839  Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 on April - 26.  

1841  On this day in history "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk  

1841  Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian on April - 26.  

1853  Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber on April - 26.  

1855  On April - 26 composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy  

1860  On this day in history founding of the Second Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada from six independent militia units; later the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, oldest regiment in the Canadian Armed Forces.  

1860  On April - 26 alphonse M A J AriĆ«ns, Dutch pastor  

1861  G Schiaparelli discovers asteroid #69 Hesperia on this day in history.  

1863  On April - 26 arno Holz, writer  

1865  On this day in history a De Gasparis discovers asteroid #83 Beatrix  

1865  Gen Joseph E Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee, at Durham, NC on this day in history.  

1865  John Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA on April - 26.  

1865  Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro) on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history charles J Sax, Belgian inventor (saxophone), dies at 74  

1868  On April - 26 harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher  

1873  On this day in history otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)  

1874  On this day in history j H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902)  

1875  On this day in history first scheduled train over the Prince Edward Island Railway from Charlottetown to Georgetown.  

1875  Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26] on this day in history.  

1876  On April - 26 j Perrotin discovers asteroid #163 Erigone  

1878  Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again) on this day in history.  

1879  Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928) on this day in history.  

1880  Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance on April - 26.  

1884  On this day in history j Palisa discovers asteroid #236 Honoria  

1884  Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers) on this day in history.  

1886  On April - 26 ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues  

1887  On this day in history cardston, Alberta Joseph Ora Card and a small group of Mormons found the community that will become Cardston, Alberta;  

1887  Huntsville Electric Co established to sell electricity on this day in history.  

1887  Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity on April - 26.  

1888  Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer on this day in history.  

1889  Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus) on this day in history.  

1890  Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London on April - 26.  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

1603  On this day in history birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

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)  

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  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  On this day in history 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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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