April 26 Events

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April 26th, 2007 (April 26 2007)EventQueen 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
April 26th, 2005 (April 26 2005)EventUnder international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
April 26th, 2002 (April 26 2002)EventRobert Steinhauser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt,Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
April 26th, 1994 (April 26 1994)EventA China Airlines Airbus A300-600R crashes at Nagoya Airport, Japan killing 264.
April 26th, 1994 (April 26 1994)EventPhysicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
April 26th, 1991 (April 26 1991)EventSeventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak s end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year s only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).
April 26th, 1986 (April 26 1986)EventIn Ukraine, a nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, creating the world s worst nuclear disaster.
April 26th, 1982 (April 26 1982)Event57 people are killed by former Korean police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
April 26th, 1966 (April 26 1966)EventAn earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
April 26th, 1964 (April 26 1964)EventTanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
April 26th, 1963 (April 26 1963)EventIn 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.
April 26th, 1962 (April 26 1962)EventNASA s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
April 26th, 1956 (April 26 1956)EventFirst container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
April 26th, 1954 (April 26 1954)EventThe Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
April 26th, 1946 (April 26 1946)EventFather 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.
April 26th, 1945 (April 26 1945)EventWorld War II: Battle of Bautzenlast successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
April 26th, 1937 (April 26 1937)EventSpanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
April 26th, 1933 (April 26 1933)EventThe Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
April 26th, 1925 (April 26 1925)EventPaul 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.
April 26th, 1865 (April 26 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina.William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
April 26th, 1865 (April 26 1865)EventUnion cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln s assassin, in Virginia.
April 26th, 1805 (April 26 1805)EventUnited States Marines captured Derne, Tripoli under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O Bannon.
April 26th, 1802 (April 26 1802)EventNapoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious emigres of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Regime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
April 26th, 1607 (April 26 1607)EventEnglish colonists of the Jamestown settlement make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.Henry James Quotes
April 26th, 1478 (April 26 1478)EventThe Pazzi attack Lorenzo de Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
April 26th, 1467 (April 26 1467)EventThe miraculous image of Our Lady of Good Counsel appears in Genazzano, Italy.

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