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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  

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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  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on April - 26.  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

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

1637  On April - 26 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  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on this day in history.  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on April - 26.  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on April - 26.  

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.  

1478  On April - 26 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  Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on April - 26.  

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