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Historical Events In April - 26

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1890  Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch) on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms  

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

1894  On this day in history the birth of Rudolf Hess, German Nazi leader  

1897  On this day in history olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)  

1898  Edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32) on April - 26.  

1899  Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail) on April - 26.  

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

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  On April - 26 geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall  

1904  On this day in history bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms  

1904  On April - 26 paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)  

1905  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 on this day in history.  

1905  On April - 26 charles K Feldman, [Gould], NYC, producer (Casino Royale)  

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

1906  On April - 26 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii  

1906  On April - 26 gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)  

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

1907  On April - 26 theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)  

1907  On April - 26 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  On April - 26 bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77  

1911  Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen) on April - 26.  

1912  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia  

1916  On April - 26 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 this day in history 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  On April - 26 birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On April - 26 stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on this day in history.  

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

1444  On this day in history 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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.  

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