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Historical Events on 26th April, What Happened on April 26th This Day in History

2005: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).
2002:Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
1994:China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
1991: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).
1989: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.
1989:People's Daily publishes the People's Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests
1986:A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
:57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
1981:Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1970:The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
1966:An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
1966:A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
1965:A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
1964:Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
1963: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.
1962:NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1960:Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
1958: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.
1956:SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
1954:The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
1946:Naperville train disaster kills 47.
1945:World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City and they fight against the Japanese forces
1945:World War II: Battle of Bautzen
1944:Heinrich Kreipe is captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete.
1944:Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
1942:Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
1937:Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
1933:The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1925: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.
1923:The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
1865:American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states.
1865:Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
1805:First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
1803:Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
1802:Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually consolida
1721:A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.
1607:English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
1564:Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).
1478:The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
1336:Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.

April 26 Birthdays, Who born on April 26th

1996 Allisyn Ashley Arm (American actress)
1995 Daniel Padilla (Filipino actor and singer)
1992 Danielle Hope (English actress and singer)
1991 Ignacio Lores Varela (Uruguayan footballer)
1990 Jonathan dos Santos (Mexican footballer)
1990 Nevin Spence (Irish rugby player (d. 2012))
1990 Kim Yu-mi (South Korean model)
1989 Daesung (South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Big Bang))
1988 Kimber James (American porn actress)
1988 Hazel Ann Mendoza (Spanish-Filipino actress)
1988 Manuel Viniegra (Mexican footballer)
1987 Jorge Andújar Moreno (Spanish footballer)
1987 Jessica Lee Rose (American-New Zealand actress)
1986 Lior Refaelov (Israeli footballer)
1985 Nam Gyu-ri (South Korean singer and actress (SeeYa))
1985 John Isner (American tennis player)
1985 Andrea Koch Benvenuto (Chilean tennis player)
1983 José María López (Argentine race car driver)
1983 Jessica Lynch (American soldier)
1982 Brock Gillespie (American basketball player)
1982 Joanne Gobure (Nauruan poet)
1982 Jon Lee (English singer and actor (S Club))
1982 Cooper Wallace (American football player)
1981 Matthieu Delpierre (French footballer)
1981 Ms. Dynamite (English rapper and producer)
1981 Sandra Schmitt (German skier (d. 2000))
1980 Jordana Brewster (Panamanian-American actress)
1980 Marlon King (English footballer)
1980 Anna Mucha (Polish actress)
1980 Channing Tatum (American actor and producer)
1980 Marnette Patterson (American actress)
1979 Ariane Moffatt (Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1979 Janne Wirman (Finnish keyboard player (Children of Bodom)
1978 Avant (American singer-songwriter)
1978 Joe Crede (American baseball player)
1978 Stana Katic (Canadian actress)
1978 Tyler Labine (Canadian actor)
1978 Peter Madsen (Danish footballer)
1977 Jason Earles (American actor)
1977 Kosuke Fukudome (Japanese baseball player)
1977 Roxana Saberi (American journalist)
1976 Luigi Panarelli (Italian footballer)
1976 Václav Varaďa (Czech ice hockey player)
1975 Joey Jordison (American drummer)
1975 Nerina Pallot (English singer-songwriter)
1975 India Summer (American pornographic actress and model)
1974 Shondrella Avery (American actress)
1974 Ivana Miličević (Bosnian-American actress)
1974 Adil Ray (English actor and radio host)
1973 Geoff Blum (American baseball player and sportscaster)
1973 Jules Naudet (French-American director and producer)
1973 Chris Perry (English footballer)
1973 Óscar García Junyent (Spanish footballer and coach)
1972 Kiko (Spanish footballer)
1972 Jason Bargwanna (Australian race car driver)
1972 Natrone Means (American football player and coach)
1972 Avi Nimni (Israeli footballer and manager)
1971 Jay DeMarcus (American bass player)
1970 Melania Trump (Slovenian-American model and jewelry designer)
1970 Tionne Watkins (American singer-songwriter)
1970 Dean Austin (Englishe footballer-)
1969 Teresa Lewis (American murderer (d. 2010))
1967 Kane (Spanish-American wrestler and actor)
1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste (English actress and singer)
1967 Tõnu Tõniste (Estonian sailor)
1967 Toomas Tõniste (Estonian sailor and politician)
1965 Kevin James (American actor)
1963 Jet Li (Chinese-Singaporean martial artist)
1963 Colin Scotts (Australian-American football player)
1962 Colin Anderson (English footballer)
1962 Michael Damian (American actor)
1962 Debra Wilson (American actress)
1961 Joan Chen (Chinese actress)
1961 Chris Mars (American singer-songwriter)
1960 Steve Lombardozzi (American baseball player and coach)
1960 Roger Taylor (English drummer (Duran Duran and Arcadia))
1959 John Corabi (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
1959 Thanassis Papakonstantinou (Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player)
1958 John Crichton-Stuart (7th Marquess of Bute)
1958 Giancarlo Esposito (American actor)
1958 Jeffrey Guterman (American educator)
1958 Georgios Kostikos (Greek footballer)
1957 Michel Barrette (Canadian comedian and actor)
1957 Diane Hébert (Canadian medical patient (d. 2008))
1956 Koo Stark (American actress)
1955 Kurt Bodewig (German politician)
1955 Mike Scott (American baseball player)
1954 Alan Hinkes (English mountaineer)
1953 Nancy Lenehan (American actress)
1953 Linda Thompson (American lawyer)
1952 Spice Williams-Crosby (American actress)
1949 Carlos Bianchi (Argentinian footballer and manager)
1949 Jerry Blackwell (American wrestler (d. 1995))
1949 Dominic Sena (American director)
1947 Warren Clarke (English actor)
1946 Ralph Coates (English footballer (d. 2010))
1945 Sylvain Simard (Canadian politician and academic)
1945 Dick Johnson (Australian racing driver)
1944 Richard Bradshaw (English conductor (d. 2007))
1944 Amien Rais (Indonesian politician)
1944 Roger Coulam (English keyboard session musician)
1943 Gary Wright (American singer-songwriter)
1943 Peter Zumthor (Swiss architect)
1942 Sharon Carstairs (Canadian politician)
1942 Michael Kergin (Canadian diplomat)
1942 Bobby Rydell (American singer and actor)
1942 Jadwiga Staniszkis (Polish sociologist)
1941 Claudine Auger (French model and actress)
1941 Claudine Clark (American singer-songwriter)
1941 John Mitchell (American composer)
1940 Giorgio Moroder (Italian singer-songwriter and producer)
1940 Cliff Watson (English rugby player)
1938 Duane Eddy (American singer-songwriter)
1933 Carol Burnett (American actress and singer)
1933 Aleksandr Chuchelov (Soviet sailor)
1933 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos (Puerto Rican general (d. 2005))
1933 Arno Allan Penzias (German-American physicist)
1932 Israr Ahmed (Indian-Pakistani theologian)
1932 Frank D'Rone (American singer and guitarist (d. 2013))
1932 Francis Lai (French accordion player and composer)
1932 Michael Smith (English-Canadian chemist)
1930 Roger Moens (Belgian runner)
1929 Richard Mitchell (American author and educator (d. 2002))
1927 Jack Douglas (English actor (d. 2008))
1926 David Coleman (English sportscaster (d. 2013))
1926 Michael Mathias Prechtl (German illustrator (d. 2003))
1925 Gerard Cafesjian (American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013))
1925 Jørgen Ingmann (Danish singer (Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann))
1924 Browning Ross (American runner (d. 1998))
1922 Jeanne Sauvé (Canadian journalist and politician)
1918 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Dutch runner (d. 2004))
1918 Stafford Repp (American actor (d. 1974))
1917 Sal Maglie (American baseball player (d. 1992))
1917 I. M. Pei (Chinese-American architect)
1917 Virgil Trucks (American baseball player and coach (d. 2013))
1916 Morris West (Australian author and playwright (d. 1999))
1916 Vic Perrin (American actor (d. 1989))
1916 George Tuska (American illustrator (d. 2009))
1916 Ken Wallis (English pilot and commander (d. 2013))
1914 Charlie Chester (English radio and television host (d. 1997))
1914 Bernard Malamud (American author (d. 1986))
1914 James Rouse (American real estate developer)
1912 A. E. van Vogt (Canadian-American author (d. 2000))
1911 Marianne Hoppe (German actress (d. 2002))
1910 Tomoyuki Tanaka (Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997))
1904 Paul-Émile Léger (Canadian cardinal (d. 1991))
1900 Charles Francis Richter (American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985))
1900 Hack Wilson (American baseball player (d. 1948))
1898 Vicente Aleixandre (Spanish poet)
1898 John Grierson (Scottish director and producer (d. 1972))
1897 Eddie Eagan (American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967))
1897 Douglas Sirk (German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987))
1896 Ruut Tarmo (Estonian actor and director (d. 1967))
1896 Ernst Udet (German pilot (d. 1941))
1894 Rudolf Hess (Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987))
1889 Anita Loos (American author)
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian-English philosopher (d. 1951))
1886 Ma Rainey (American singer (d. 1939))
1886 Ğabdulla Tuqay (Russian poet (d. 1913))
1879 Owen Willans Richardson (English physicist)
1878 Rafael Guízar Valencia (Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938))
1876 Ernst Felle (German rower (d. 1959))
1862 Edmund C. Tarbell (American painter (d. 1938))
1856 Joseph Ward (New Zealand politician)
1834 Charles Farrar Browne (American author (d. 1867))
1826 George Hull Ward (American general (d. 1863))
1826 Ambrose R. Wright (American general and politician (d. 1872))
1822 Frederick Law Olmsted (American journalist and landscape designer)
1804 Charles Goodyear (American politician (d. 1876))
1801 Ambrose Dudley Mann (American politician)
1798 Eugène Delacroix (French painter (d. 1863))
1787 Ludwig Uhland (German poet)
1785 John James Audubon (French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851))
1782 Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866) ()
1774 Christian Leopold von Buch (German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853))
1718 Esek Hopkins (American commander (d. 1802))
1710 Thomas Reid (English philosopher (d. 1796))
1697 Adam Falckenhagen (German lute player and composer (d. 1754))
1648 Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706) ()
1575 Marie de' Medici (Italian wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642))
1538 Gian Paolo Lomazzo (Italian painter (d. 1600))
121 Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor (d. 180))

April 26 deaths, Who died on April 26th

2013 Jacqueline Brookes (American actress (b. 1930))
2013 William L. Guy (American politician)
2013 George Jones (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931))
2013 Marion Rushing (American football player (b. 1936))
2013 Farrell Temata (New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1944))
2013 Mary Thom (American journalist (b. 1944))
2013 Jim Tucker (American journalist and author (b. 1934))
2012 Pete Fornatale (American radio host (b. 1945))
2012 Ardian Klosi (Albanian publicist (b. 1957))
2012 Ted Newall (Canadian businessman (b. 1935))
2012 Terence Spinks (English boxer (b. 1938))
2012 Margie Stewart (American model and actress (b. 1919))
2011 Phoebe Snow (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sisters of Glory) (b. 1950))
2010 Urs Felber (Swiss businessman (b. 1942))
2009 Hans Holzer (Austrian-American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1920))
2007 Jack Valenti (American businessman)
2005 Mason Adams (American actor (b. 1919))
2005 Maria Schell (Austrian-Swiss actress (b. 1926))
2005 Augusto Roa Bastos (Paraguayan author (b. 1917))
2004 Hubert Selby (Jr.)
2003 Rosemary Brown (Canadian politician (b. 1930))
2003 Edward Max Nicholson (Irish environmentalist)
2003 Peter Stone (American screenwriter (b. 1930))
1999 Adrian Borland (English singer-songwriter)
1999 Jill Dando (English journalist (b. 1961))
1996 Stirling Silliphant (American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918))
1994 Mas Oyama (Japanese martial artist)
1991 Leo Arnaud (French-American composer (b. 1904))
1991 Carmine Coppola (American composer and conductor (b. 1910))
1991 A. B. Guthrie (Jr.)
1991 Richard Hatfield (Canadian politician)
1991 Emily McLaughlin (American actress (b. 1928))
1989 Lucille Ball (American actress and producer (b. 1911))
1987 Shankar (Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922))
1987 John Silkin (English politician (b. 1923))
1986 Broderick Crawford (American actor (b. 1911))
1986 Bessie Love (American actress (b. 1898))
1986 Dechko Uzunov (Bulgarian painter (b. 1899))
1984 Count Basie (American pianist)
1981 Jim Davis (American actor (b. 1909))
1980 Cicely Courtneidge (Australian-English actress (b. 1893))
1976 Sidney Franklin (American bullfighter (b. 1903))
1976 Sid James (South African-English actor (b. 1913))
1976 Armstrong Sperry (American author and illustrator (b. 1897))
1973 Irene Ryan (American actress (b. 1902))
1970 Erik Bergman (Swedish minister (b. 1886))
1970 Charles January (American soccer player (b. 1888))
1970 Gypsy Rose Lee (American actress)
1969 Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese martial artist)
1968 John Heartfield (German illustrator (b. 1891))
1964 E. J. Pratt (Canadian poet (b. 1882))
1957 Gichin Funakoshi (Japanese martial artist)
1956 Edward Arnold (American actor (b. 1890))
1951 Arnold Sommerfeld (German physicist (b. 1868))
1950 George Murray Hulbert (American politician (b. 1881))
1946 James Larkin White (American miner)
1945 Sigmund Rascher (German physician (b. 1909))
1945 Pavlo Skoropadskyi (German-Ukrainian general and politician)
1944 Violette Morris (French footballer)
1940 Carl Bosch (German chemist)
1936 Tammany Young (American actor (b. 1886))
1932 William Lockwood (English cricketer (b. 1868))
1920 Srinivasa Ramanujan (Indian mathematician (b. 1887))
1915 John Bunny (American actor (b. 1863))
1910 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (Norwegian author)
1895 Eric Stenbock (Baltic German poet and writer (b. 1860))
1892 Provo Wallis (Canadian-English admiral (b. 1791))
1881 Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen (German general (b. 1815))
1865 John Wilkes Booth (American actor)
1789 Petr Ivanovich Panin (Russian soldier (b. 1721))
1784 Nano Nagle (Irish nun)
1717 Samuel Bellamy (English pirate (b. 1689))
1716 John Somers (1st Baron Somers)
1489 Ashikaga Yoshihisa (Japanese shogun (b. 1465))
1478 Giuliano de' Medici (Italian ruler (b. 1453))
1476 Simonetta Vespucci (Italian noblewoman (b. 1453))
1444 Robert Campin (Flemish painter (b. 1378))
1192 Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) ()
645 Richarius (Frankish hermit and monk)
499 Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei (b. 467) ()