26th of April

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The April 26 is the 116th day of the Gregorian calendar (117th in leap years ), thus remain still 249 days until the end of the year.

Historic anniversaries
March · April · May
1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th
8th 9 10 11 12 13 14th
15th 16 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
22nd 23 24 25th 26th 27 28
29 30th

Events

Politics and world events

1220: Charter of Privilege
1429: The Duchy of Straubing-Holland before the Pressburg arbitration award
1865: The Garrett Farm where Booth was shot
1925: Result of the second ballot
  • 1925 : In the second ballot of the Reich presidential election, the right-wing candidate, former Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg , is elected as the second Reich President of the Weimar Republic as the successor to the late Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert . The 78-year-old Hindenburg received 14.7 million votes. To Wilhelm Marx , the candidate of the center and the Social Democrats, accounting for 13.8 million, to Ernst Thalmann , the candidate of the Communist Party, 1.9 million.
  • 1933 : A decree by the acting Prussian Interior Minister Hermann Göring leads to the formation of the Secret State Police Office , the nucleus of the Gestapo, which was later expanded to include the entire Reich .
1937: Gernika was destroyed
1964: Situation in Tanzania
1994: Nelson Mandela voting

economy

1965: Back of the 500 DM note

science and technology

  • 1506 : The first Brandenburg State University, the Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder) with four faculties is ceremoniously opened. Over 900 students from Germany and Poland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark are already enrolled there in the first year of their work.
1803: Fragment of the L'Aigle meteorite
1939: The record aircraft Me 209 V1
1951: The Frankfurt equatorial sundial
1962: Ranger 4
2007: SOFIA first flight

Culture

1784: Les Danaïdes , first edition in Paris
1840: "Ick bün all dor"
1924: Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou
1925: The Trial , publisher's cover

society

1336: The Mont Ventoux
2002: Gutenberg High School, Erfurt

religion

Disasters

  • 1717 : The pirate ship Whydah sank by a hurricane near Cape Cod . It takes the greatest pirate treasure known to date with it into the depths. 144 crew members die, including Captain Samuel Bellamy, known as Black Sam . Nine men survive the disaster, six of them are later hanged as pirates .
  • 1942 : The world's worst mining accident to date, with 1,549 deaths, occurs as a result of an explosion in the Benxihu coal mine in Manchuria, China.
  • 1952 : The Rapid Minesweeper USS Hobson sinks during a maneuver in the Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp . In the collision of the two US ships, 176 crew members of the Hobson are killed, only 61 can be rescued.
  • 1966 : An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale wreaked havoc in the Uzbek capital Tashkent . Around 300,000 people are left homeless.
1986: Chernobyl nuclear power plant
  • 1986 : Near the Ukrainian city of Pripyat , the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the most serious beyond-design basis accident ("super-GAU") in civilian use of nuclear energy, occurs. Since the information is passed on very slowly, hundreds of thousands of people are exposed to the radiation. Many places within a ten kilometer radius are ghost towns to this day.
  • 1994 : An Airbus A300 of the Taiwanese China Airlines coming from Taipei crashes on approach to Nagoya in Japan, whereby 264 people die and 7 survive the accident.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

William Shakespeare (* 1564)

18th century

Joan Melchior Kemper (* 1776)

19th century

1801-1850

Alfred Krupp (* 1812)

1851-1900

Rudolf Stöger-Steiner von Steinstätten (* 1861)
Owen Willans Richardson (* 1879)
Rudolf Heß (* 1894)

20th century

1901-1925

Alex Möller (* 1903)
Marianne Hoppe (* 1909)
Fanny Blankers-Koen (* 1918)

1926-1950

Johann Weber (* 1927)
Jean-Pierre Beltoise (* 1937)
Winfried Glatzeder (* 1945)

1951-1975

Michael Korwisi (* 1952)
Giancarlo Esposito (* 1958)
Kevin James (* 1965)
Stephanie Graf (* 1973)

1976-2000

Stana Katić (* 1978)
Nadja Benaissa (* 1982)
John Isner (* 1985)

21st century

Died

Before the 19th century

Alberico da Barbiano
Giuliano di Piero de 'Medici († 1478)

19th century

John Wilkes Booth († 1865)

20th century

1901-1950

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson († 1910)
Carl Bosch († 1940)

1951-2000

Arnold Sommerfeld († 1951)
Wilhelm Heiner († 1965)
Bessie Love († 1986)

21st century

Maria Schell († 2005)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


Commons : April 26th  - Collection of images, videos and audio files