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What Happened on April 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Marvel Studios' blockbuster film, Avengers: Endgame, is released, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous box office record of Avatar.
2018 American comedian Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault.
2015 Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected President of Kazakhstan with 97.7% of the vote.
2005 Cedar Revolution: 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 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.
1994 South Africa begins its first multiracial election, which is won by Nelson Mandela's African National Congress.
1993 The Space Shuttle Columbia is launched on mission STS-55 to conduct experiments aboard the Spacelab module.
1991 Fifty-five tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.
1989 The deadliest known tornado 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 April 26 Editorial which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests.
1986 The Chernobyl disaster occurs in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1982 Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, 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 The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15–200 are killed.
1966 A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form the United Republic of 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.
1962 The British space programme launches its first satellite, the Ariel 1.
1960 Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after 12 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.
1954 The first clinical trials of Jonas Salk's polio vaccine begin in Fairfax County, Virginia.
1945 World War II: Battle of Bautzen: Last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
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 and they fight against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
1944 Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
1944 Heinrich Kreipe is captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete.
1943 The Easter Riots break out in Uppsala, Sweden.
1942 Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
1937 Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
1933 The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established by Hermann Göring.
1933 Nazi Germany issues the Law Against Overcrowding in Schools and Universities limiting the number of Jewish students able to attend public schools and universities.
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.
1920 Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut at the Antwerp Games with center Frank Fredrickson scoring seven goals in Canada's 12–1 drubbing of Sweden in the gold medal match.
1916 Easter Rising: Battle of Mount Street Bridge
1915 World War I: Italy secretly signs the Treaty of London pledging to join the Allied Powers.
1903 Atlético Madrid Association football club is founded
1900 Fires destroy Canadian cities Ottawa and Hull, reducing them to ashes in 12 hours. Twelve thousand people are left without a home.
1865 Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham 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 scientists 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.
1794 Battle of Beaumont during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1777 Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles (64 km) to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces
1721 A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.
1607 The Virginia Company colonists make landfall at Cape Henry.
1564 Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of birth is unknown).
1478 The Pazzi family attack on Lorenzo de' Medici kills his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral.
1348 Czech king Karel IV founds the Charles University in Prague, which was later named after him and was the first university in Central Europe.
1336 Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.
Famous People Born on April 26

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Year Name
1946 Alberto Quintano, Chilean footballer
1922 Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)
1991 Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1975 Rahul Verma, Indian social worker and activist
1980 Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress
1889 Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1925 Vladimir Boltyansky, Russian mathematician, educator and author (d. 2019)
1925 Frank Hahn, British economist (d. 2013)
1990 Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (d. 2012)
1933 Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
Famous People Deaths On April 26

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Date Name
1192 Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
1968 John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)
2014 Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (b. 1936)
1984 Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1904)
1987 Shankar, Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922)
2015 Jayne Meadows, American actress (b. 1919)
1784 Nano Nagle, Irish nun and educator, founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)
1964 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and author (b. 1882)
1392 Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (b. 1338)
680 Muawiyah I, Umayyad caliph (b. 602)