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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on April - 26.  

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

1567  Nicolas Forme, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

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  On April - 26 death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)  

1196  On this day in history 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 April - 26 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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