Historical Events on 26th April

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757 - Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I
1220 - German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
1467 - The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy.
1478 - Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo de'Medici & kill Giuliano de'Medici
1514 - Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
1532 - Sultan Suleiman through Hungary on away to Vienna
1607 - 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va
1654 - Jews are expelled from Brazil
1655 - Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
1677 - Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
1721 - Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
1755 - 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus CopernicusAstronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus 1777 - Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia
1803 - Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
1814 - King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England
1819 - Odd Fellows Lodge forms
1828 - Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
1835 - Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris
1841 - "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1848 - Alfred Russel Wallace departs the U.K. for South America, beginning four years of travel, collecting, and research in the region
1853 - Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel WallaceNaturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace 1855 - Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1859 - Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is successfully used
1865 - Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
1865 - Battle of Ft Tobacco, VA
1865 - Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC
1887 - Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1890 - Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
1893 - 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
1900 - AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500
1904 - Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
1904 - John C Watson leads the first Labour Government of Australian when Alfred Deakin resigns; Watson himself will resign in August
1904 - General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War
1905 - Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1906 - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
1907 - Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
1912 - 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1913 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1913 - Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
1915 - Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
1920 - H Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae
1925 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
1926 - Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
1926 - Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
1928 - Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
1929 - 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1931 - Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1932 - Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris
1933 - Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
1935 - Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1936 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
1937 - German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
1938 - Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
1941 - A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
1941 - Potatoes rationed in Holland
1942 - Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1944 - 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1944 - Papandreou government in Greece forms
1945 - Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
1945 - World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
1947 - "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
1950 - Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950 - U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
1951 - Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1952 - Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1952 - US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
1954 - Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas SalkMedical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk 1954 - Nationwide test of salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1956 - First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
1957 - Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1959 - Cuba invades Panama
1959 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1961 - French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 - Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
1962 - 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1962 - Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
1962 - Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
1962 - Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1962 - US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
1964 - 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1964 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 - Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
1965 - Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
1966 - Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
1966 - An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1967 - "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs
1967 - KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
1968 - Students seize administration building at Ohio State
1968 - US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
NBA Head Coach Red AuerbachNBA Head Coach Red Auerbach 1969 - "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
1969 - "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
1969 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
1970 - "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
1971 - Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs
1971 - SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy
1971 - Turkey state of siege proclaimed
1973 - "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1974 - Malta adopts constitution
1974 - Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
1975 - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975 - Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1975 - Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
1976 - Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
1977 - NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens
1978 - France sends troops to Chad
1978 - NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1980 - Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
1980 - Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120 feet
1980 - Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
1981 - "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
1981 - Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1982 - CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982 - Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart 1982 - Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1983 - Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983 - San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1984 - Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1984 - President Reagan visits China
1986 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986 - France performs nuclear test
1986 - Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1986 - Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die
1987 - "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs
1988 - 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988 - NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988 - NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1989 - AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
1989 - Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1990 - "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1990 - 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990 - Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
1990 - NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1990 - Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
1991 - "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
1991 - 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes
1991 - Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics
1992 - "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 perfs
Football Legend Diego MaradonaFootball Legend Diego Maradona 1992 - "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
1992 - "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
1992 - "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
1992 - "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
1992 - Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously
1992 - Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 - Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
1993 - "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 perfs
Writer Alex HaleyWriter Alex Haley 1993 - Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1993 - NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
1993 - STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1994 - 26.9°C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
1994 - Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
1994 - 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
1994 - Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
1995 - Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
1995 - Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
TV Host Conan O'BrienTV Host Conan O'Brien 1996 - Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
1996 - Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1997 - "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
2002 - Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
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.
2007 - Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
2012 - 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
2012 - Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
2013 - 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan

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