April 26 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Girls' Day - Career Information Day
Germany Observance
Secretaries' Day
Colombia Observance
State Holiday
United states (Florida) Local Observance
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
United states Observance
Intellectual Property Day
Mongolia Observance
Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl Tragedy
Belarus Observance
Union Day
Tanzania Public Holiday
World Intellectual Property Day
- International

Historical Events on April 26

  • 1564: William Shakespeare is baptized in Warwichshire, England on this day.
  • 1607: At Cape Henry in Virginia, English colonists arrive.
  • 1721: The city of Tabriz in Iran is hit by a massive earthquake.
  • 1803: Thousands of pieces of meteors fall from the skies over France. This event convinces many European scientists that the formerly postulated theory of meteors does indeed exist.
  • 1865: Confederate forces under General Joseph E. Johnston surrender to Union forces under General William Tecumseh Sherman near Durham, North Carolina.
  • 1865: Assassin of U.S President Abraham Lincoln – John Wilkes Booth – is cornered and shot to death by Union cavalry troopers in Virginia.
  • 1933: The secret police of Nazi Germany – the Gestapo – is officially organized on this day.
  • 1937: German Luftwaffe bomb Guernica, Spain.
  • 1945: At the Battle of Bautzen during World War II, the Germans have the last successful tank campaign of the war.
  • 1945: Filipino and American troops are liberated in Baguio City in the Philippines.
  • 1962: The NASA spacecraft Ranger 4 crashes into the Moon.
  • 1986: The world’s first nuclear disaster occurs when the nuclear reactor Chernobyl in the Soviet Union had an accident on this day.
  • 1989: A tornado hits Central Bangladesh and kills over thirteen hundred people and wounds another twelve thousand people. It also leaves approximately eighty thousand people homeless.
  • 1991: 70 tornadoes erupt all over the central U.S.
  • 1994: Over two hundred and sixty people are killed when China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan.

Famous Birthdays on April 26

  • French-American ornithologist and painter, John James Audubon is born in 1785.
  • German poet, historian and philologist, Ludwig Uhland is born in 1787.
  • French painter and lithographer, Eugene Delacroix is born in 1798.
  • English physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Owen Willans Richardson is born in 1879.
  • American singer and “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey is born in 1886.
  • American comedian and actress, Debra Wilson is born in 1962.
  • Chinese martial artist and actor, Jet Li is born in 1963.
  • English actress Susannah Harker is born in 1965.
  • American comedian and actor, Kevin James is born in 1965.

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Ash Wednesday

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Easter Monday

Corpus Christi