Monday, August 15, 2022 (Week 33)

April 26 in History

What happened on April 26 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 26 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 26 in history.

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1994
Nelson Mandela wins the presidency in South Africa’s first multiracial elections.
1986
The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union.
1983
The Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for first time.
1968
Students seize the administration building at Ohio State University.
1941
The first organ is played at a baseball stadium in Chicago.
1937
The ancient Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain is bombed by German planes.
1931
New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits a home run but is called out for passing a runner, the mistake ultimately costs him the home run record.
1929
The first non-stop flight from England to India is completed.
1915
Second Lieutenant William Rhodes-Moorhouse becomes the first airman to win the Victoria Cross after conducting a successful bombing raid.
1865
Joseph E. Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee to General William T. Sherman.
1607
The British establish a colony at Cape Henry, Virginia.
1564
William Shakespeare is baptized.
1514
Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn.
1478
Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo and kill Giuliano de’ Medici.