History of 26 April

0
52

History of 26 April

1906 – In Hawaii, motion pictures were shown for the first time.

1921 – Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on the radio in St. Louis, MO.

1929 – First non-stop flight from England to India was completed.

1931 – New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hit a home run but was called out for passing a runner.

1931 – NBC premiered “Lum and Abner.” It was in the air for 24 years.

1937 – German planes attacked Guernica, Spain, during the Spanish Civil War for the Spanish nationalist government. This raid is considered one of the first to be attacked on a civilian population by a modern air force.

1937 – “LIFE” magazine was printed without the word “LIFE” on the cover.

1937 – “Lorenzo Jones” premiered on NBC radio.

1941 – An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL.

1945 – Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, was arrested.

1952 – Patty Berg set a new record for major women’s golf competition when she shot a 64 over 18 holes in a tournament in Richmond, CA.

1954 – Grace Kelly was on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.

1964 – The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.

1964 – The Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before the streak came to an end.

1968 – Students seized the administration building at Ohio State University.

1982 – The British announced that Argentina had surrendered on South Georgia.

1983 – Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 1,200 for the first time.

1985 – In Argentina, a fire at a mental hospital killed 79 people and injured 247.

1986 – The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kyiv. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.

1998 – Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera was bludgeoned to death two days after a report he’d compiled on atrocities during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war was made public.

2000 – Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar purchased the NHL’s New York Islanders.

2002 – In Erfurt, Germany, an expelled student killed 17 people at his former school. The student then killed himself.

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).

2018 – American comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Caro Emerald, Dutch pop and jazz singer
  • 1981 – Ms. Dynamite, English rapper, and producer
  • 1981 – Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
  • 1982 – Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1983 – José María López, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1983 – Jessica Lynch, American soldier, and POW
  • 1984 – Emily Wickersham, American actress
  • 1985 – John Isner, an American tennis player
  • 1985 – Andrea Koch Benvenuto, a Chilean tennis player
  • 1986 – Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer
  • 1986 – Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner
  • 1987 – Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Ben Spina, Australian rugby league player
  • 1988 – Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – Gareth Evans, English footballer
  • 1989 – Melvin Ingram, American football player
  • 1990 – Mitch Rein, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player
  • 1991 – Lazaros Fotias, Greek footballer
  • 1991 – Peter Handscomb, Australian Cricketer
  • 1991 – Will Heard, British singer, and songwriter
  • 1991 – Isaac Liu, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1991 – Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1991 – Srdjan Pejicic, Canadian/Bosnian basketball player
  • 1991 – Wojciech Pszczolarski, Polish bicycle racer
  • 1992 – Aaron Judge, American baseball player
  • 1994 – Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver

Comments

comments