What happened this day in history April 26

What are the important events that happened on April 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 26: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 26 is the 116th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 13, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,989,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecahexagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 281 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,048 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 26 Historical Events

  • 1803
    Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
  • 1933
    The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1962
    NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
  • 1965
    A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
  • 1970
    The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
  • 1982
    57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
  • 1991
    Seventy 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).
  • 1994
    China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
  • 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 ( Syrian occupation of Lebanon ).

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1573
    Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
  • 1822
    Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)
  • 1878
    Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (d. 1938)
  • 1886
    Gabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • 1941
    Claudine Clark, American R&B singer-composer
  • 1962
    Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
  • 1971
    Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1978
    Joe Crede, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Cooper Wallace, American football player
  • 1989
    Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)

Who died on April 26?

  • 1784
    Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)
  • 1915
    John Bunny, silent film comedian (b. 1863)
  • 1920
    Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
  • 1940
    Carl Bosch, German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1969
    Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • 1972
    Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)
  • 1981
    Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)
  • 1991
    Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • 2005
    Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)

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