April 26 in History – What happened on 26 April in Past

26 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 26, the day number in a year is 116 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 117. April 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 26 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1478In a conspiracy to replace the Medici family as rulers of the Florentine Republic, the Pazzi family attacked Lorenzo de' Medici and killed his brother Giuliano during High Mass at the Florence Duomo.
1654Jews were expelled from Brazil.
1777American Revolutionary War Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rode forty miles through the night to warn militiamen under the control of her father that British troops were planning to invade Danbury, Connecticut.
1804Henry Eddington Resigns as Prime Minister of Great Britain
1828The Commerce and Navigation Treaty was signed between Brazil and Denmark, thereby establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
1841The Bombay Gadget newspaper was first published on silk cloth.
1865U.S. Army soldiers cornered and fatally shot John Wilkes Booth,the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, in rural northernVirginia, ending a twelve-day manhunt.
1890Henry Morton Stanley was inaugurated in London.
1903Atlético Madrid became famous as Spain's professional football club.
1920The great Indian mathematician Ramanujam died.
1920Renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan died in Chennai.
1928The Madame Tussauds exhibition, famous for wax sculptures, was shown in London.
1933The Gestapo, the official secret police force in Nazi Germany, was established.
1937Spanish Civil War-The Bombing of Guernica by the Condor Legionof the German Luftwaffe resulted in a devastating firestorm that causedwidespread destruction and civilian deaths and inspired one of PabloPicasso's most famous paintings.
19421,549 people killed in a coal mine in Honkeko, Manchuria, China.
1945World War II-Both the German and Polish–Soviet sides claimed victory as major fighting in the Battle of Bautzen ended.
1946In Naperville, Illinois, US, two passenger trains collided, leaving 45 people dead and some 125 injured.
1955Kismet' closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 583 performances.
1964Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania with JuliusNyerere as its first president.
1966The Tashkent city of Uzbekistan was completely destroyed by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
1970The World Intellectual Property Organization came into beingwhen its charter entered into force.
1975A bill was passed in Parliament to give statehood to Sikkim, which came into effect from 16 May.
1986The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl, UkrainianSSR, suffered a steam explosion, resulting in a fire, a nuclearmeltdown, and the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 peoplearound Europe.
1989An editorial was published in the People's Daily denouncing the growing unrest in Tiananmen Square, which would remain contentious through the remainder of the protests.
1989A tornado struck the Manikganj District of Bangladesh, killing an estimated 1,300 people, the deadliest tornado in history.
1989Zad ibn Shekhar was elected as Prime Minister of JD al-Rifai.
1990A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in China killed 126 people.
1990VRP Menon set a world record by performing disco dance for 463 hours in a row.
199356 people died after the Boeing-737 plane crashed in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
1994Just prior to landing at Nagoya International Airport, the co-pilot of China Airlines Flight 140 inadvertently pushed the wrong button, causing the plane to crash and killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
1994262 people died in the crash of Taiwan Airbus A-300 in Nagoya, Japan.
1995Baseball season was begun after a lengthy strike.
19964 days long action of Jackie O’ Stuff was ended at $34.5 million.
1999Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Nepali Communist Party President Manmohan Adhikari passed away.
2002Expelled student Robert Steinhäuser murdered 16 people and wounded seven others before committing suicide at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany.
2005Troops from Lebanon were withdrawn ending its 29 year military occupation.
2007Controversy surrounding the relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a Soviet Red Army World War II memorial in Tallinn, Estonia, erupted into mass protests and riots.
2007Japanese company Sony set a business target of $ 2 billion in India by 2010.
2011U.S. news host KATIA CORVIC announced that she will no longer host the “CBS Evening News”.
201125th anniversary of Chennoloy disaster was commented by the Ukarine.
2012President Christian Fernandez de Kirchenen’s bill was passed by Argentina’s Senate.
2013Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England announces that the 5 pound bank note, to be circulated in 2016.
2013In Birmingham, U.K., eleven member of terror cell are jailed for planning an attack to exceed the atrocities committed on July 7 and 9/11.
2013A Taliban attack on a bus in southern Afghanistan killed 30 people.



Famous Birthdays of April 26:

YearName / Profession / Country
1931Bernie Brillstein / Producer / United States of America
1941John Mitchell / Educator / United States of America
1971Jay DeMarcus / Writer / United States of America
1538Gian Paolo Lomazzo / Academic / Italy
1977Samantha Cristoforetti / Astronaut / Italy
1933Arno Allan Penzias / Academic / United States of America
1900Hack Wilson / Baseball Player / United States of America
1985John Isner / Tennis Player / United States of America
1981Sandra Schmitt / Skier / Germany
1946Alberto Quintano / Footballer / Chile
1953Linda Thompson / Lawyer / United States of America
1970Melania Trump / Model / United States of America
1991Srdjan Pejicic / Basketball Player / Canada
1988Gareth Evans / Footballer / United Kingdom
1976Luigi Panarelli / Footballer / Italy
1963Colin Scotts / Footballer / United States of America
1983Jessica Lynch / Soldier / United States of America
1718Esek Hopkins / Soldier / United States of America
1826Ambrose R. Wright / Lawyer / United States of America
1967Marianne Jean-Baptiste / Actress / United Kingdom
1798Eugène Delacroix / Painter / France
1946Marilyn Nelson / Poet / United States of America
1904Paul-Émile Léger / Cardinal / Canada
1894Rudolf Hess / Politician / Germany
1989Melvin Ingram / Footballer / United States of America
1941Claudine Auger / Actress / France
1958Giancarlo Esposito / Actor / United States of America
1992Aaron Judge / Baseball Player / United States of America
1926Michael Mathias Prechtl / Soldier / Germany
1898John Grierson / Producer / Scotland

This day in other months
January 26 | February 26 | March 26 | April 26 | May 26 | June 26 | July 26 | August 26 | September 26 | October 26 | November 26 | December 26

Related search terms
Today in history | 26 April Major Events | 26 April Important Days | 26 April in Indian History | April 26 in World History | What Happened on 26 April | April 26 Famous Birthdays

Read in Hindi : 26 अप्रैल की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *