Historical Events In April - 26
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
1944 The first B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down on April - 26.
1944 On April - 26 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 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 on this day in history.
1946 Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65 on April - 26.
1947 On this day in history "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
1948 On this day in history 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
1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run on this day in history.
1951 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum on April - 26.
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 USS Hobson sinks after colliding with USS Wasp; 176 lives lost on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
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 On this day in history far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
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 On April - 26 edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
1957 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens on April - 26.
1958 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies on this day in history.
1959 On April - 26 cuba invades Panama
1960 On this day in history wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
1961 Roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year on April - 26.
1961 On April - 26 french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 On April - 26 gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
1962 US/UK launch Ariel; first international payload on April - 26.
1962 1st Lockheed A-12 flies on April - 26.
1964 On this day in history tanganyika & Zanzibar unite to form Tanzania (Tanzanian Union Day)
1964 On this day in history tanzania formed with the merger of two countries
1964 On this day in history 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
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