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What happened today in history?
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April 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005 Syria withdraws its troops from Lebanon, ending 29 years of military occupation.
 
1994 A China Airlines Airbus A-300-600R jetliner crashes at Nagoya Airport, Japan, killing 264.
 
1991 Tornadoes level parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, killing 23.
 
1989   Actress-comedienne Lucille Ball dies in Los Angeles at age 77.
 
1986 The world's worst nuclear accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the USSR, as a fire and explosion kill more than 30 people, and thousands more are affected by radioactivity.
 
1983 The stock market has a record day, as the Dow Jones industrial average passes 1200 points for the first time.
 
1968 The US successfully tests a one megaton nuclear bomb in the Nevada desert.
 
1964 The new African nation of Tanzania is formed by the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
 


1956
Elvis: The 50 Greatest Love Songs
Singer Elvis Presley tops the pop charts with Heartbreak Hotel.
(photo credit: BMG)



 
1937 German bombers attack the Spanish town of Guernica, during the Spanish Civil War.
 
1923 England's King George VI marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
 
1913 Wisconsin adopts its state flag.
 
1882 Naturalist Charles Darwin is buried in London's Westminster Abbey.
 
1865 John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, is killed by federal troops.
 
1731 Novelist Daniel Defoe dies at age 70.
 
1607 English colonists land at Cape Henry, Virginia.
 

Born today:

1980  Marnette Patterson - actress

1970  T-Boz - rapper (TLC)

1968  Joe Caverlee - country fiddler (Yankee Grey)

1965  Kevin James - actor

1958  Giancarlo Esposito - actor

1947  Amos Otis - baseball player

1947  Donna De Varona - Olympic swimmer, Women's Sports Foundation founder

1942  Bobby Rydell - singer

1938  Duane Eddy - guitarist

1936  Carol Burnett - actress, comedienne

1927  John Ralston - Denver Broncos General Manager

1900  Charles Richter - scentist, invented Richter scale of seismic movement

1893  Anita Loos - author

1822  Frederick Olmsted - landscape architect

1785  John Audubon - bird expert, artist

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Taurus (The Bull)   Taurus    

(The Bull)

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