Historical Events In April - 26
Sunday, 19 May 2019
1944 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1946 On April - 26 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 this day in history.
1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London on this day in history.
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 April - 26.
1951 On this day in history queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1951 On April - 26 john Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
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 On this day in history patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
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 On April - 26 far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
1956 On April - 26 edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
1956 On April - 26 first container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
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 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies on April - 26.
1959 Cuba invades Panama on April - 26.
1960 On this day in history 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 French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria on April - 26.
1961 Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history uS/UK launch Ariel; first international payload
1962 On this day in history 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1964 Tanganyika & Zanzibar unite to form Tanzania (Tanzanian Union Day) on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history tanzania formed with the merger of two countries
1964 On April - 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
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 this day in history.
1965 On this day in history ives' 4th Symphony premieres