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Historical Events In April - 26

Monday, 21 June 2021

1920  H Shapley & H.D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae on April - 26.  

1920  On April - 26 h Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae  

1921  On April - 26 u.S. Naval Detachment left Yugoslavia after administering area around Spalato for 2 years to guarantee transfer of area from Austria to new country  

1922  Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84 on April - 26.  

1923  English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on April - 26.  

1924  Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1925  On April - 26 pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"  

1926  On April - 26 karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943)  

1926  Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty on April - 26.  

1928  On this day in history madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London  

1929  The first non-stop England to India flight lands on April - 26.  

1929  1st non-stop England to India flight lands on this day in history.  

1931  Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, the mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season on this day in history.  

1931  Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season on April - 26.  

1932  On this day in history jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris  

1932  On this day in history bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies  

1933  On April - 26 the birth of Carol Burnett, American actress  

1933  On this day in history jewish students are barred from school in Germany  

1935  Frank Boucher is given the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years on April - 26.  

1935  Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years on this day in history.  

1936  Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony on April - 26.  

1936  On this day in history tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)  

1937  German-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain. The massacre is later painted by Picasso  

1937  On this day in history german Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

1938  Mandatory registration of all property held by Jews inside the Reich, valued Jewish property is to be seized within Greater Germany at a value of approximately eight billion Reichmarks on this day in history.  

1938  Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79  

1940  On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  

1941  On this day in history y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo  

1941  On April - 26 a tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)  

1941  Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74 on April - 26.  

1942  Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

1942  Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

1564  On April - 26 birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

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  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.  

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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

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

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