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Historical Events In April - 26

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

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

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  Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

1924  Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82 on April - 26.  

1925  On April - 26 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 April - 26 germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty  

1928  Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London on this day in history.  

1929  The first non-stop England to India flight lands on this day in history.  

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 April - 26.  

1931  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1932  Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies on April - 26.  

1933  The birth of Carol Burnett, American actress on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1936  On April - 26 dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony  

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

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

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

1937  On April - 26 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  On April - 26 edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79  

1940  On April - 26 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65  

1941  Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2091 Sampo on this day in history.  

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

1941  Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1942  On April - 26 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  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 April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  On April - 26 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  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 April - 26 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 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  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on April - 26.  

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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