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Historical Events In April - 26

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

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  Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason on April - 26.  

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 April - 26.  

1946  Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1947  On April - 26 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London  

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 this day in history.  

1951  Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum on this day in history.  

1951  John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75 on April - 26.  

1952  On April - 26 uS minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176  

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  Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

1954  Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva on April - 26.  

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

1956  On April - 26 first container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas  

1956  On April - 26 edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66  

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

1958  Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies on April - 26.  

1959  Cuba invades Panama on this day in history.  

1960  Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82 on April - 26.  

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

1961  French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria on April - 26.  

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

1962  On this day in history 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  Tanzania formed with the merger of two countries on April - 26.  

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

1964  Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81 on April - 26.  

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

1965  On this day in history ives' 4th Symphony premieres  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on April - 26.  

1538  On April - 26 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  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.  

1603  On April - 26 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)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.  

1196  On this day in history alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

1444  On April - 26 robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

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 this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

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

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