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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1890  On this day in history edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)  

1893  1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms on April - 26.  

1893  Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) on April - 26.  

1894  On April - 26 the birth of Rudolf Hess, German Nazi leader  

1897  Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children) on April - 26.  

1898  On this day in history edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)  

1899  Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail) on this day in history.  

1900  On a Farm in Ohio Charles Richter born, he developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes on this day in history.  

1900  AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500 on this day in history.  

1900  Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale) on this day in history.  

1903  Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall on April - 26.  

1904  Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms on April - 26.  

1904  On this day in history paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)  

1905  On April - 26 cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play  

1905  Charles K Feldman, [Gould], NYC, producer (Casino Royale) on April - 26.  

1906  On April - 26 the first motion pictures shown in Hawaii  

1906  1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii on this day in history.  

1906  Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show) on April - 26.  

1907  Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens on April - 26.  

1907  On this day in history theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)  

1907  Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history j H Metcalf discovers asteroid #756 Lilliana  

1909  On this day in history richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)  

1910  On April - 26 erland von Koch, composer  

1910  Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)  

1912  On this day in history the first homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)  

1912  1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox) on this day in history.  

1912  A[lfred] E[lton] van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF  

1914  Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967) on this day in history.  

1915  Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia on April - 26.  

1916  On this day in history arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer  

1917  M Wolf discovers asteroid #868 Lova on April - 26.  

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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  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on this day in history.  

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on April - 26.  

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

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  On April - 26 death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on April - 26.  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

1476  On this day in history death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

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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