Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is 116th day of the year and 249 days remain in the year.

in history
1607
Colonists land at Cape Henry, Va., They would found Jamestown the next month.
1865
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.
1937
The German Luftwaffe (air force) destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica.
1964
Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined to form Tanzania.
1986
The worst nuclear power plant accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, near Kiev, U.S.S.R.
1994
The first multi-racial elections were held in South Africa.
2000
Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.
April 26 Birthdays
John James Audubon Pronunciation: [ô´dubon]
1785–1851, American ornithologist, b. Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti).
Channing Tatum actor, model, dancer
Eugène Delacroix painter
Frederick Law Olmsted landscape architect
I. M. Pei architect
Carol Burnett comedienne
Ma Rainey blues musician



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