Historical Events In April - 26
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
1944 The first B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history 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 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 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 On April - 26 queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1951 On April - 26 john Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
1952 On this day in history uS minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
1952 USS Hobson sinks after colliding with USS Wasp; 176 lives lost on this day in history.
1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman on April - 26.
1952 On April - 26 charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins on April - 26.
1954 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva on this day in history.
1956 Edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 on April - 26.
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 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens on this day in history.
1958 On April - 26 joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
1959 On April - 26 cuba invades Panama
1960 On April - 26 wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
1961 On this day in history roger Maris' first of 61 homers that year
1961 On this day in history french paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 On this day in history gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
1962 US/UK launch Ariel; first international payload on this day in history.
1962 On April - 26 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1964 On this day in history tanganyika & Zanzibar unite to form Tanzania (Tanzanian Union Day)
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 this day in history.
1964 On this day in history edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
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 April - 26.
1965 Ives' 4th Symphony premieres on this day in history.