On This Day in History

for Sunday 26th April, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 173

1478 - Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo de'Medici & kill Giuliano de'Medici
1607 - 1st British colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia
1920 - Harlow Shapley & Heber D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae, dalaxies and size of universe at US National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.
1945 - Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
1956 - First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 240

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1709 - Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa
1923 - English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey
1946 - 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.
1986 - Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
1986 - Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1994 - Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage
2004 - Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 103

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 220


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