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Historical Events In April - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

1835  On this day in history frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris  

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

1839  On April - 26 cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867  

1841  "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk on April - 26.  

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

1853  Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber on this day in history.  

1855  On April - 26 composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy  

1860  On April - 26 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  Alphonse M A J AriĆ«ns, Dutch pastor on April - 26.  

1861  On April - 26 g Schiaparelli discovers asteroid #69 Hesperia  

1863  On April - 26 arno Holz, writer  

1865  A De Gasparis discovers asteroid #83 Beatrix on April - 26.  

1865  Gen Joseph E Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee, at Durham, NC on April - 26.  

1865  On April - 26 john Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA  

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 this day in history harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher  

1873  Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon) on this day in history.  

1874  J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902) on April - 26.  

1875  On April - 26 first scheduled train over the Prince Edward Island Railway from Charlottetown to Georgetown.  

1875  On April - 26 syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]  

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  On this day in history owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)  

1880  Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance on this day in history.  

1884  J Palisa discovers asteroid #236 Honoria on this day in history.  

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  Cardston, Alberta Joseph Ora Card and a small group of Mormons found the community that will become Cardston, Alberta; on April - 26.  

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

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

1888  On April - 26 aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer  

1889  On April - 26 ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)  

1890  Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on April - 26.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1444  On April - 26 robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

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  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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