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26th of April 1336 EVENT Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux
26th of April 1478 EVENT The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
26th of April 1607 EVENT English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
26th of April 1802 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious emigres of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Regime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.
26th of April 1805 EVENT First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne, Tripoli under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
26th of April 1865 EVENT American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina.
26th of April 1865 EVENT Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
26th of April 1923 EVENT The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
26th of April 1925 EVENT Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
26th of April 1928 EVENT Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
26th of April 1933 EVENT The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
26th of April 1937 EVENT Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
26th of April 1942 EVENT The Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
26th of April 1944 EVENT Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
26th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Battle of Bautzen : last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
26th of April 1954 EVENT The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
26th of April 1956 EVENT First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
26th of April 1958 EVENT Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
26th of April 1960 EVENT Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
26th of April 1962 EVENT NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
26th of April 1963 EVENT In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
26th of April 1964 EVENT Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
26th of April 1965 EVENT A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
26th of April 1966 EVENT An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
26th of April 1966 EVENT A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
26th of April 1970 EVENT The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
26th of April 1981 EVENT Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
26th of April 1982 EVENT 57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
26th of April 1986 EVENT A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
26th of April 1989 EVENT The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
26th of April 1991 EVENT Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).
26th of April 1994 EVENT China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
26th of April 2002 EVENT Robert Steinhauser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
26th of April 2005 EVENT Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country ( Syrian occupation of Lebanon ).
26th of April 0121 BIRTHDAY Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (d. 180)
26th of April 0570 BIRTHDAY Muhammed, founder of Islam, according to the Shi'a sect. Other sources suggest April 20. (d. 632)
26th of April 1538 BIRTHDAY Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)
26th of April 1573 BIRTHDAY Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
26th of April 1648 BIRTHDAY King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
26th of April 1662 BIRTHDAY Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
26th of April 1710 BIRTHDAY Thomas Reid, British philosopher (d. 1796)
26th of April 1711 BIRTHDAY David Hume,Scottish philosopher (d. 1776). The date is Old Style. He was born on 7th of May under Gregorian Calender.
26th of April 1718 BIRTHDAY Esek Hopkins, Commander of the US Navy during the Revolutionary War (d. 1802)
26th of April 1774 BIRTHDAY Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)
26th of April 1782 BIRTHDAY Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen Consort of the French (d. 1866)
26th of April 1785 BIRTHDAY John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator (d. 1851)
26th of April 1787 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Uhland, German poet (d. 1862)
26th of April 1798 BIRTHDAY Eugene Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)
26th of April 1801 BIRTHDAY Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
26th of April 1804 BIRTHDAY Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
26th of April 1812 BIRTHDAY Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1887)
26th of April 1822 BIRTHDAY Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)
26th of April 1826 BIRTHDAY George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
26th of April 1826 BIRTHDAY Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872)
26th of April 1856 BIRTHDAY Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
26th of April 1878 BIRTHDAY Saint Rafael Guizar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (d. 1938)
26th of April 1879 BIRTHDAY Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
26th of April 1886 BIRTHDAY Gabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
26th of April 1886 BIRTHDAY Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)
26th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Anita Loos, American writer (d. 1981)
26th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1951)
26th of April 1894 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
26th of April 1896 BIRTHDAY Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)
26th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Douglas Sirk, German-born film director (d. 1987)
26th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
26th of April 1898 BIRTHDAY John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
26th of April 1898 BIRTHDAY Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
26th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
26th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Charles Richter, American geophysicist (d. 1985)
26th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Paul-Emile Leger, Canadian cardinal and archbishop (d. 1991)
26th of April 1910 BIRTHDAY Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese movie producer and creator of Godzilla (d. 1997)
26th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
26th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY A. E. van Vogt, Canadian writer (d. 2000)
26th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Bernard Malamud, American author (d. 1986)
26th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Charlie Chester, British comedian (d. 1997)
26th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY James W. Rouse, American investor (d. 1996)
26th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Morris West, Australian writer (d. 1999)
26th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
26th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY George Tuska, American comic book illustrator (d. 2009)
26th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Sal Maglie, American baseball player (d. 1992)
26th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
26th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (d. 2004)
26th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Stafford Repp, American actor (d. 1974)
26th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Jeanne Sauve, Canadian politician (d. 1993)
26th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY H. Browning Ross, American long-distance running Olympian (d. 1998)
26th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY J?rgen Ingmann, Danish musician
26th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY David Coleman, British TV sports broadcaster
26th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
26th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Jack Douglas, British actor (d. 2008)
26th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
26th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Roger Moens, Belgian athlete
26th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar (d. 2010)
26th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Francis Lai, French film music composer
26th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Michael Smith, British-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
26th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Carol Burnett, American comedian
26th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Arno Allan Penzias, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
26th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Filiberto Ojeda Rios, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
26th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Wolf Kahler, German actor
26th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Duane Eddy, American musician
26th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Giorgio Moroder, Italian composer
26th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Cliff Watson, British rugby league footballer
26th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY John Mitchell, American composer
26th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Claudine Clark, American R&B singer-composer
26th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Claudine Auger, French actress
26th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Bobby Rydell, American singer
26th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
26th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
26th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Gary Wright, American singer
26th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
26th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
26th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician
26th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Warren Clarke, British actor
26th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
26th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
26th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Dominic Sena, American film director
26th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress and stunt performer
26th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Alan Hinkes, British mountaineer
26th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Kurt Bodewig, German politician
26th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Mike Scott, American baseball player
26th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Koo Stark, American actress
26th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
26th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor
26th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer
26th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Giancarlo Esposito, American actor
26th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY John Corabi, American musician
26th of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Thanassis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer and songwriter
26th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Roger Taylor, British musician (Duran Duran)
26th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player
26th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Joan Chen, Chinese-born actress
26th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Anthony Cumia, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
26th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Chris Mars, American rock drummer (The Replacements)
26th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Colin Anderson, British footballer
26th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
26th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
26th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Colin Scotts, Australian-born American football player
26th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Li Lianjie/Jet Li, Chinese martial artist and actor
26th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Kevin James, American comedian
26th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
26th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Glenn Jacobs, American professional wrestler
26th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
26th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Teresa Lewis, American murderer (d. 2010)
26th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Melania Trump, Slovenian model
26th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
26th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Shondrella Avery, American actress
26th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
26th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Kiko Narvaez, Spanish footballer
26th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Avi Nimni, Israeli Footballer
26th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jason Bargwanna, Australian racing driver
26th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Chris Perry, British footballer
26th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Ivana Milicevic, Croatian-American actress
26th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Adil Ray, British radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
26th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Nathan "Joey" Jordison, American musician (Slipknot)
26th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Nerina Pallot, British singer
26th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Vaclav Varada, Czech ice hockey player
26th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
26th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Jason Earles, American actor
26th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player
26th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
26th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Tom Welling, American actor
26th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Joe Crede, American baseball player
26th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Avant, American singer
26th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
26th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
26th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Stana Katic, Canadian actress
26th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
26th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom)
26th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Jordana Brewster, American actress
26th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Marlon King, Jamaican footballer
26th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Marnette Patterson, American actress
26th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Anna Mucha, Polish actress
26th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Channing Tatum, American actor
26th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer
26th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Ms. Dynamite, British musician
26th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Jon Lee, British singer (S Club)
26th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
26th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet
26th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Cooper Wallace, American football player
26th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jose Maria Lopez, Argentine racing driver
26th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jessica Lynch, American P.O.W.
26th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY John Isner, American tennis player
26th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Nam Gyu-Ri, Korean singer (See Ya)
26th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Jarmila Gajdosova, Slovakian/Australian tennis player
26th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Jessica Lee Rose, American/New Zealand actress
26th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Kimber James, American pornographic actress
26th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)
26th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Danielle Hope, English actress and singer
26th of April 1192 DEATH Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (Born 1127)
26th of April 1444 DEATH Robert Campin, Flemish painter (Born 1378)
26th of April 1476 DEATH Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (Born 1453)
26th of April 1478 DEATH Giuliano di Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence (assassinated) (Born 1453)
26th of April 1489 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (Born 1465)
26th of April 1716 DEATH John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (Born 1651)
26th of April 1784 DEATH Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (Born 1718)
26th of April 1789 DEATH Count Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian soldier (Born 1721)
26th of April 1852 DEATH Charles Athanase Walckenaer, French naturalist (Born 25 December 1771)
26th of April 1865 DEATH John Wilkes Booth, American assassin (Born 1838)
26th of April 1881 DEATH Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (Born 1815)
26th of April 1892 DEATH Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (Born 1791)
26th of April 1910 DEATH Bj?rnstjerne Bj?rnson, Norwegian author, Nobel laureate (Born 1832)
26th of April 1915 DEATH John Bunny, silent film comedian (Born 1863)
26th of April 1920 DEATH Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (Born 1887)
26th of April 1932 DEATH William Lockwood, British cricketer (Born 1868)
26th of April 1936 DEATH Tammany Young, American actor (Born 1886)
26th of April 1938 DEATH Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (Born 1859)
26th of April 1940 DEATH Carl Bosch, German chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1874)
26th of April 1944 DEATH Violette Morris, French athlete (Born 1893)
26th of April 1945 DEATH Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general (Born 1871)
26th of April 1945 DEATH Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (Born 1909)
26th of April 1946 DEATH Jim White, discoverer of Carlsbad Caverns (Born 1882)
26th of April 1950 DEATH G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (Born 1881)
26th of April 1951 DEATH Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (Born 1868)
26th of April 1956 DEATH Edward Arnold, American actor (Born 1890)
26th of April 1957 DEATH Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo (Born 1868)
26th of April 1964 DEATH E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet born Newfoundland (Born 1882)
26th of April 1968 DEATH John Heartfield, German artist (Born 1891)
26th of April 1969 DEATH Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (Born 1883)
26th of April 1970 DEATH Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress (Born 1911)
26th of April 1970 DEATH Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (Born 1886)
26th of April 1972 DEATH Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (Born 1892)
26th of April 1973 DEATH Irene Ryan, American actress (Born 1902)
26th of April 1976 DEATH Sid James, South African : born British comedian (Born 1913)
26th of April 1980 DEATH Cicely Courtneidge, British actress and comedian (Born 1893)
26th of April 1981 DEATH Jim Davis, American actor (Born 1909)
26th of April 1984 DEATH Count Basie, American musician and composer (Born 1904)
26th of April 1986 DEATH Broderick Crawford, American actor (Born 1911)
26th of April 1986 DEATH Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (Born 1899)
26th of April 1986 DEATH Bessie Love, American actress (Born 1898)
26th of April 1987 DEATH John Ernest Silkin, British politician (Born 1923)
26th of April 1987 DEATH Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (Born 1922)
26th of April 1989 DEATH Lucille Ball, American actress and comedian (Born 1911)
26th of April 1991 DEATH Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Born 1904)
26th of April 1991 DEATH Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor, father of Francis Ford Coppola(Born 1910)
26th of April 1991 DEATH Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Born 1928)
26th of April 1991 DEATH Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (Born 1931)
26th of April 1994 DEATH Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (Born 1927)
26th of April 1996 DEATH Stirling Silliphant, American writer and producer (Born 1918)
26th of April 1999 DEATH Jill Dando, British television presenter (Born 1961)
26th of April 1999 DEATH Adrian Borland, British musician (The Sound) (Born 1957)
26th of April 2002 DEATH Robert Steinhauser German spree killer (Born 1983)
26th of April 2003 DEATH Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician (Born 1930)
26th of April 2003 DEATH Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist (Born 1904)
26th of April 2003 DEATH Peter Stone, American writer (Born 1930)
26th of April 2004 DEATH Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Born 1928)
26th of April 2005 DEATH Mason Adams, American actor (Born 1919)
26th of April 2005 DEATH Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (Born 1926)
26th of April 2005 DEATH Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (Born 1917)
26th of April 2007 DEATH Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (Born 1921)
26th of April 2009 DEATH Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher (Born 1920)
26th of April 2010 DEATH Urs Felber, Swiss industrialist (Born 1942)

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