Historical Events In April - 26
Saturday, 06 March 2021
1944 On April - 26 the first B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1944 On April - 26 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1945 Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason on April - 26.
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 Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65 on April - 26.
1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London on April - 26.
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 this day in history.
1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run on April - 26.
1951 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum on April - 26.
1951 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75 on April - 26.
1952 US minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176 on April - 26.
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 this day in history.
1952 On this day in history charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
1954 On this day in history nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1954 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva on this day in history.
1956 On April - 26 edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
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 April - 26.
1957 On this day in history jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1958 On April - 26 joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
1959 On April - 26 cuba invades Panama
1960 Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1961 Roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36 on April - 26.
1962 On April - 26 uS/UK launch Ariel; first international payload
1962 1st Lockheed A-12 flies on this day in history.
1964 Tanganyika & Zanzibar unite to form Tanzania (Tanzanian Union Day) on April - 26.
1964 On this day in history tanzania formed with the merger of two countries
1964 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.
1964 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81 on April - 26.
1965 On April - 26 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 On April - 26 ives' 4th Symphony premieres