DateNameLocation / Topic
Saturday, Apr 26
Intellectual Property Day Intellectual Property Day
Saturday, Apr 26
World Intellectual Property Day World Intellectual Property Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Secretaries' Day Secretaries' Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl Tragedy Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl Tragedy
Saturday, Apr 26
Union Day Union Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Audubon Day National Audubon Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Dissertation Day National Dissertation Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Richter Scale Day National Richter Scale Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Kids and Pets Day National Kids and Pets Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Pretzel Day National Pretzel Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Help a Horse Day National Help a Horse Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Rebuilding Day National Rebuilding Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Sense of Smell Day National Sense of Smell Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Pool Opening Day National Pool Opening Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Kiss of Hope Day National Kiss of Hope Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Confederate Heroes' Day Confederate Heroes' Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Children´s Day Children´s Day
Saturday, Apr 26
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Malaysia (Terengganu)
Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
Saturday, Apr 26
Alien Day Alien Day
Saturday, Apr 26
World Veterinary Day World Veterinary Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Get Organized Day Get Organized Day
Saturday, Apr 26
National Go Birding Day National Go Birding Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Independent Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, Apr 26
World Burlesque Day World Burlesque Day
Saturday, Apr 26
International Marconi Day International Marconi Day
Saturday, Apr 26
Hug An Australian Day Hug An Australian Day

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.