26 April

26 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 26th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Intellectual Property Day.
  • Alien Day.
  • Get Organized Day
  • National Richter Scale Day
  • National Pretzel Day
  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Hug an Australian Day

Historic Events

1994: Nelson Mandela wins the presidency in South Africa’s first multiracial elections in 1994.

1986: On April 26, 1986, during a testing operation, one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located 100km from Kiev in Ukraine, went out of control and exploded.

On April 26, 1986, during a testing operation, one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located 100km from Kiev in Ukraine, went out of control and exploded.

1956: Survivors of the Andrea Doria on the deck of the SS Ile De France. 1956. Ile De France arrived at the wreck site by emerging through dense fog, with all her lights ablaze. An old liner resembling Titanic, the survivors recalled it was like being rescued by a benevolent ghost ship.

Survivors of the Andrea Doria on the deck of the SS Ile De France. 1956. Ile De France arrived at the wreck site by emerging through dense fog, with all her lights ablaze. An old liner resembling Titanic, the survivors recalled it was like being rescued by a benevolent ghost ship.

1938: Tourists sunbathing and drinking tea on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, 1938

Tourists sunbathing and drinking tea on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, 1938

1929: The first non-stop flight from England to India is completed in 1929.

1918: Australian Light Horse Regiment marching in East Jerusalem, 1918.

Australian Light Horse Regiment marching in East Jerusalem, 1918.

1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn in 1514.

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcus Aurelius was born.
  • Kane was born.
  • Jet Li was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan died.
  • Lucille Ball died.
  • Arnold Somerfield died.

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