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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

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

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

1923  On April - 26 english prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon  

1924  On this day in history josef Labor, composer, dies at 82  

1925  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"  

1926  On this day in history karachai Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1943)  

1926  On this day in history germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty  

1928  On April - 26 madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London  

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

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

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 April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1932  Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1932  On April - 26 bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies  

1933  On this day in history the birth of Carol Burnett, American actress  

1933  Jewish students are barred from school in Germany on April - 26.  

1935  On this day in history frank Boucher is given the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years  

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 April - 26 tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)  

1937  German-made planes destroy Basque town of Guernica in Spain on April - 26.  

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

1937  German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain on this day in history.  

1938  On April - 26 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.  

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  Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1941  Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo on April - 26.  

1941  On this day in history a tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)  

1941  On this day in history jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74  

1942  On this day in history colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

1942  On this day in history coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

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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 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1637  On this day in history 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  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

1196  On April - 26 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  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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