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Historical Events In April - 26

Friday, 04 December 2020

1835  Frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1836  On April - 26 erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)  

1839  On this day in history cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867  

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 this day in history.  

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 AriĆ«ns, Dutch pastor  

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

1863  Arno Holz, writer on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history john Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA  

1865  Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro) on April - 26.  

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  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  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 April - 26.  

1879  On April - 26 owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)  

1880  On this day in history mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance  

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

1884  On this day in history harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)  

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 April - 26 huntsville Electric Co established to sell electricity  

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

1888  On April - 26 aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer  

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

1890  On April - 26 henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  On April - 26 birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  On April - 26 birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on April - 26.  

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1603  On April - 26 birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  On April - 26 birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  On this day in history birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

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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 this day in history alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

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

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

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