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April 26th is the 116th day of the year (117th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about April 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 26th
121 Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor 161-180, philosopher)
570 Muhammad (Muslim prophet)
1319 John II (King of France 1350-1364)
1618 Peter II (King of Portugal 1683-1706)
1812 Alfred Krupp (industrialist)
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein (philospher)
1894 Rudolf Hess (Nazi politician)
1896 Ernst Udet (pilot)
1912 A. E. van Vogt (author)
1934 Alan Arkin (actor)
1938 Duane Eddy (guitarist)
1942 Bobby Rydell (singer, actor)
1956 Koo Stark (actress, photographer)
1960 Roger Taylor (musician - Duran Duran)
1963 Jet Li (actor)
1965 Susannah Harker (actress)
1970 Melania Trump (US First Lady)
1981 Ms. Dynamite (rapper, singer)
1983 Jessica Lynch (soldier)
1986 Sean Evans (YouTuber, producer)
April 26th in History
1564 William Shakespeare baptized.
1607 English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
1802 Napoleon Bonaparte grants an amnesty allowing all but one thousand émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France.
1865 John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln, shot dead by US troops.
1865 Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to US General William Tecumseh Sherman.
1903 Atlético Madrid Association football club founded.
1925 Paul von Hindenberg becomes the first directly elected head of state of German General, President of Germany.
1933 The Gestapo (German secret police) established.
1937 Guernica bombed in the Spanish Civil War.
1954 Geneva Conference on Indochina and Korea begins.
1962 NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1963 Libyan constitution reformed and female suffrage granted.
1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
1970 World Intellectual Property Organization established.
1981 First human open fetal surgery performed.
(1986) Chernobyl Accident (first nuclear disaster) in Soviet Union.
1993 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opens to the public. The first visitor is the Dalai Lama.
2005 The last Syrian troops withdraw from Lebanon.
2018 Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault.
2019 Avengers: Endgame is released in US. It gones on to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
April 26th is also
World Intellectual Property Day
Confederate Memorial Day (Florida and Georgia)
Union Day (Tanzania)
Feast of Saint Alda (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Anacletus (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Richarius (Catholicism) - also known as Saint Riquier
Feast of Saint Radbertus Paschasius (Catholicism)
People born on April 26th are Taurus
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