On This Day: April 26th

This is 117th day of the year and 249 days remain in the year.

in history
Colonists land at Cape Henry, Va., They would found Jamestown the next month.
John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, was surrounded by federal troops in a barn in Virginia. He was shot and killed, either by the soldiers or by his own hand.
The German Luftwaffe (air force) destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica.
Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined to form Tanzania.
The worst nuclear power plant accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, near Kiev, U.S.S.R.
The first multi-racial elections were held in South Africa.
Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.
April 26 Birthdays
John James AudubonPronunciation: [ô´dubon]
1785–1851, American ornithologist, b. Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti).
Channing Tatumactor, model, dancer
Eugène Delacroixpainter
Frederick Law Olmstedlandscape architect
I. M. Peiarchitect
Carol Burnettcomedienne
Ma Raineyblues musician

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