On This Day..... April 26

 

APRIL 26th

  • TODAY IS TAKE YOUR NATIONAL DAUGHTER / SON TO WORK DAY
  • TODAY IS SOUTH DAKOTA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARCUS AURELIUS (121-180)
  • MUHAMMAD (570-632)
  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851)
 
  • RUDOLF HESS (1894-1987)
  • CHARLES RICHTER (1900-1985)
 
  • CAROL BURNETT (1933, 85)
  • BOBBY RYDELL (1942, 76)
 
  • JET LI (1963, 550
  • MELANIA TRUMP (1970, 48)
 
  • TOM WELLING (1977, 41)
  • CHANNING TATUM (1980, 38)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1514, COPERNICUS DISCOVERS SATURN
  • IN 1564, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IS BAPTIZED
  • IN 1607, THE FIRST AMERICAN SETTLERS LAND IN CAPE HENRY, VIRGINIA
 
  • IN 1791, THE TREATY OF HOLSTON TRANSFERS MOST LAND OWNED BY THE CHEROKEE TRIBE TO THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1859, DAN SICKLES IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER. HE IS THE FIRST PERSON TO SUCCESSFULLY ARGUE THE GROUNDS OF TEMPORARY INSANITY
  • IN 1862, WILLIAM MUMFORD IS FIRST MAN HANGED FOR TREASON IN THE UNITED STATES FOR REMOVING THE UNION FLAG FROM THE NEW ORLEANS MINT
 
  • IN 1865, JOHN WILKES BOOTH IS KILLED BY A UNION SOLDIER, BOSTON CORBETT
  • IN 1912, HUGH BRADLEY HITS THE FIRST HOME RUN IN FENWAY PARK
 
  • IN 1923, PRINCE ALBERT THE DUKE OF YORK (LATER KING GEORGE VI) MARRIES LADY ELIZABETH BOWES-LYON (LATER QUEEN MOTHER ELIZABETH)
  • IN 1931, LOU GEHRIG HITS A HOME RUN BUT ACCIDENTALLY PASSES ANOTHER RUNNER ON THE BASES AND IS CALLED OUT. THIS LOSES HIM THE HOME RUN CROWN THAT YEAR. HE TIES BABE RUTH INSTEAD
 
  • IN 1933, GERMANY BARS JEWS FROM ATTENDING SCHOOLS
  • IN 1941, THE CHICAGO CUBS ARE THE FIRST TEAM TO HAVE AN ORGAN PLAY MUSIC BETWEEN INNINGS
  • IN 1949, TRANSJORDAN TERRITORY OFFICIALLY BECOMES THE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
  • IN 1954, AKIRA KUROSAWA RELEASES “THE SEVEN SAMURAI”
 
  • IN 1961, ROGER MARIS HITS HIS FIRST HOME RUN OF THE SEASON ON HIS WAY TO HIS RECORD SETTING 61 HOME RUN SEASON
  • IN 1966, RED AUERBACH RETIRES AS COACH OF THE BOSTON CELTICS
 
  • IN 1968, AN ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AT OHIO STATE IS SEIZED BY STUDENT PROTEST
  • IN 1970, “COMPANY” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1970, GYPSY ROSE LEE DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 56
 
  • IN 1976, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND”
  • IN 1977, STUDIO 54 OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 1982, ARGENTINE TROOPS SURRENDER TO GREAT BRITAIN ON SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR
  • IN 1982, ROD STEWART IS MUGGED AND HAS HIS PORSCHE STOLEN
  • IN 1983, THE BALTIMORE COLTS CHOOSE JOHN ELWAY WITH THE FIRST PICK OF THE NFL DRAFT
 
  • IN 1984, PRESIDENT REAGAN VISITS CHINA
  • IN 1986, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER MARRIES MARIA SHRIVER
 
  • IN 1986, THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER IN SIBERIA KILLS 30 PEOPLE AND SPEWS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL WHICH KILLS 28 MORE
  • IN 1988, ABC DEBUTS “CHINA BEACH”
 
  • IN 1989, LUCILLE BALL DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 78
  • IN 1990, DANNY WOOD OF THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK SPRAINS HIS ANKLE WHEN HE STEPS ON A STUFFED ANIMAL THROWN AT HIM BY A FAN
  • IN 1991, ABC PREMIERES PUPPET COMEDY “DINOSAURS”
 
  • IN 1992, “GRAND HOTEL” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1992, “GROWING PAINS” AND “WHO’S THE BOSS” AIR THEIR FINAL EPISODES ON ABC
 
  • IN 1992, NBC ANNOUNCES THAT CONAN O’BRIEN WILL REPLACE DAVID LETTERMAN ON “LATE NIGHT”
  • IN 1994, SOUTH AFRICA OPENS VOTING FOR ITS FIRST POST-APARTHEID ELECTIONS
  • IN 1995, THE STRIKE DELAYED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON FINALLY BEGINS
  • IN 2001, JANET JACKSON HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “ALL FOR YOU”
 
  • IN 2003, THE CINCINATTI BENGALS SELECT CARSON PALMER WITH THE FIRST PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT
  • IN 2004, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. DIVORCES HIS WIFE DEBORAH FALCONER
 
  • IN 2010, “IRON MAN 2” OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 2012, ANDREW LUCK IS CHOSEN BY THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WITH THE FIRST PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT
 
  • IN 2013, “GLEE” STAR CORY MONTEITH IS RELEASED FROM DRUG REHAB. HE WOULD DIE OF AN OVERDOSE LESS THAN THREE MONTHS LATER
  • IN 2017, JONATHAN DEMME DIES AT 73
  • IN 2018, THE “GOLDEN STATE KILLER” IS IDENTIFIED AND CAPTURED 40 YEARS AFTER HIS CASE WAS OPENED FOR 12 MURDERS AND
 

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