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Historical Events In April - 26

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1920  H Shapley & H.D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae on this day in history.  

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

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

1922  On this day in history hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84  

1923  English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on this day in history.  

1924  On April - 26 josef Labor, composer, dies at 82  

1925  Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big" on April - 26.  

1926  Karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943) on April - 26.  

1926  Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty on this day in history.  

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

1929  On this day in history the first non-stop England to India flight lands  

1929  On April - 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands  

1931  On April - 26 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  

1931  On April - 26 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  

1932  Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris on April - 26.  

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

1933  The birth of Carol Burnett, American actress on April - 26.  

1933  On April - 26 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 this day in history.  

1935  On April - 26 frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

1936  On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony  

1936  Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886) on this day in history.  

1937  On April - 26 german-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain  

1937  German-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain. The massacre is later painted by Picasso on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

1938  Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks on April - 26.  

1938  Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79 on April - 26.  

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  On April - 26 jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74  

1942  On April - 26 colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

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

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

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

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

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

1637  On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  On this day in history 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  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  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on this day in history.  

1476  On April - 26 death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on this day in history.  

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

1558  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on April - 26.  

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