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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 AriĆ«ns, 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.  

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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  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  On this day in history birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

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  On April - 26 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  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  On this day in history 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  On April - 26 death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

1478  On April - 26 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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