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Historical Events In April - 26

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1890  On April - 26 edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)  

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

1893  On this day in history anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)  

1894  The birth of Rudolf Hess, German Nazi leader on April - 26.  

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  On April - 26 guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)  

1900  On April - 26 on a Farm in Ohio Charles Richter born, he developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes  

1900  AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500 on April - 26.  

1900  On April - 26 charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history charles K Feldman, [Gould], NYC, producer (Casino Royale)  

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

1906  1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii on April - 26.  

1906  On this day in history gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)  

1907  On this day in history jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens  

1907  Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981) on April - 26.  

1907  On this day in history pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79  

1908  J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #756 Lilliana on April - 26.  

1909  On April - 26 richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)  

1910  Erland von Koch, composer on this day in history.  

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

1911  Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen) on this day in history.  

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 April - 26.  

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

1913  On April - 26 panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF  

1914  Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967) on April - 26.  

1915  On April - 26 italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia  

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  Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on April - 26.  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on April - 26.  

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

1603  On this day in history birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  On April - 26 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  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  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 April - 26 jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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