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Historical Events In April - 26

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1944  On this day in history the first B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down  

1944  On this day in history 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down  

1945  On April - 26 marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason  

1946  On this day in history father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.  

1946  On April - 26 hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65  

1947  "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London on this day in history.  

1948  The XP-86 prototype for the Sabre Jet first "officially" breaks the sound barrier. The first operational F-86A Sabres entered service in May of the same year on April - 26.  

1950  Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run on this day in history.  

1951  On April - 26 queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum  

1951  On April - 26 john Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75  

1952  US minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176 on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history uSS Hobson sinks after colliding with USS Wasp; 176 lives lost  

1952  Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman on April - 26.  

1952  On April - 26 charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59  

1954  Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins on this day in history.  

1954  On April - 26 far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva  

1956  Edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 on April - 26.  

1956  First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas on this day in history.  

1956  Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1957  Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies  

1959  Cuba invades Panama on April - 26.  

1960  On April - 26 wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82  

1961  Roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year on this day in history.  

1961  French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria on this day in history.  

1961  On April - 26 gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36  

1962  US/UK launch Ariel; first international payload on this day in history.  

1962  1st Lockheed A-12 flies on April - 26.  

1964  Tanganyika & Zanzibar unite to form Tanzania (Tanzanian Union Day) on this day in history.  

1964  Tanzania formed with the merger of two countries on this day in history.  

1964  18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1 on April - 26.  

1964  On this day in history edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81  

1965  On this day in history in Ottawa Ontario, the Federal budget includes 10% cut in personal income tax. (we don't see another for a long long long time)  

1965  Ives' 4th Symphony premieres on this day in history.  

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

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

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

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)  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on April - 26.  

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  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on April - 26.  

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  On April - 26 death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

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

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