April 26 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
World Intellectual Property Day - International
World Intellectual Property Day United states United nations observance
National Audubon Day - Weird
National Dissertation Day - Weird
National Richter Scale Day - Weird
National Kids and Pets Day - Weird
National Pretzel Day - Weird
National Help a Horse Day - Weird
National South Dakota Day - Weird
Administrative Professionals Day United states Observance
National Hairball Awareness Day - Weird
Yom HaAtzmaut Multiple [Show] Jewish holiday
Yom Ha'atzmaut United states Jewish holiday
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day - International
Confederate Heroes' Day United states (Florida) Local observance
Secretaries' Day Colombia Observance
Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) Israel National holiday, hebrew
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu Malaysia (Terengganu) Common local holiday
Intellectual Property Day Mongolia Observance
Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl Tragedy Belarus Observance
Union Day Tanzania Public holiday

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.

Black Friday

Boxing Day

Palm Sunday

Easter Monday

Earth Day

Arbor Day