Historical Events In April - 26
Monday, 21 September 2020
1835 Frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris on April - 26.
1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary) on this day in history.
1839 Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 on this day in history.
1841 On this day in history "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1841 On April - 26 wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1853 Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber on April - 26.
1855 On this day in history composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1860 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 on April - 26.
1860 On this day in history alphonse M A J Ariëns, Dutch pastor
1861 G Schiaparelli discovers asteroid #69 Hesperia on April - 26.
1863 On this day in history arno Holz, writer
1865 On April - 26 a De Gasparis discovers asteroid #83 Beatrix
1865 Gen Joseph E Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee, at Durham, NC on April - 26.
1865 John Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA on April - 26.
1865 On this day in history battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
1865 On this day in history charles J Sax, Belgian inventor (saxophone), dies at 74
1868 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher on this day in history.
1873 On April - 26 otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
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 Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26] on April - 26.
1876 On April - 26 j Perrotin discovers asteroid #163 Erigone
1878 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again) on April - 26.
1879 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928) on this day in history.
1880 On April - 26 mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884 J Palisa discovers asteroid #236 Honoria on April - 26.
1884 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers) on this day in history.
1886 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues on April - 26.
1887 Cardston, Alberta Joseph Ora Card and a small group of Mormons found the community that will become Cardston, Alberta; on this day in history.
1887 On this day in history huntsville Electric Co established to sell electricity
1887 On April - 26 huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1888 On this day in history aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
1889 On April - 26 ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London on April - 26.