Historical Events In April - 26
Sunday, 20 January 2019
1835 Frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary) on April - 26.
1839 On this day in history cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841 On April - 26 "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1841 On this day in history wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1853 Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber on this day in history.
1855 On this day in history composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1860 On this day in history founding of the Second Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada from six independent militia units; later the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, oldest regiment in the Canadian Armed Forces.
1860 Alphonse M A J Ariëns, Dutch pastor on this day in history.
1861 On April - 26 g Schiaparelli discovers asteroid #69 Hesperia
1863 On this day in history arno Holz, writer
1865 On April - 26 a De Gasparis discovers asteroid #83 Beatrix
1865 Gen Joseph E Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee, at Durham, NC on this day in history.
1865 On April - 26 john Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA
1865 On this day in history battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
1865 Charles J Sax, Belgian inventor (saxophone), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1868 On this day in history harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1873 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon) on April - 26.
1874 On this day in history j H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902)
1875 On this day in history first scheduled train over the Prince Edward Island Railway from Charlottetown to Georgetown.
1875 On this day in history syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]
1876 On April - 26 j Perrotin discovers asteroid #163 Erigone
1878 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again) on April - 26.
1879 On this day in history owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880 On this day in history mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884 J Palisa discovers asteroid #236 Honoria on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
1886 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues on this day in history.
1887 Cardston, Alberta Joseph Ora Card and a small group of Mormons found the community that will become Cardston, Alberta; on this day in history.
1887 On April - 26 huntsville Electric Co established to sell electricity
1887 Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity on this day in history.
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer on April - 26.
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus) on April - 26.
1890 On April - 26 henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London