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This Day in History – April 26, 2011




1478 Easter is celebrated for the first time 1514 Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn 1564 William Shakespeare baptized 1607 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry VA 1721 Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated 1755 1st Russian university opens (Moscow) 1777 Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from New York to Connecticut rallying her father’s militia 1887 Huntsville Electric Company is established to sell electricity 1905 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at the plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play 1906 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii 1907 Jamestown VA Tercentenary Exposition opens 1912 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox) 1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs) 1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins 1962 US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload 1962 Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon 1968 Students seize administration building at Ohio State 1981 Largest US bank robbery (Tucson AZ), more than $33 million stolen 1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, the gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche 1983 Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1200 for 1st time 1984 President Ronald Reagan visits China 1986 Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die 1990 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle 1990 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller’s record of pitching 12 1-hitters 1991 23 killed in Kansas & Oklahoma by tornadoes 1992 “Growing Pains”, final episode on ABC TV 1992 “Who’s The Boss”, final episode after 8 years on ABC TV 1992 Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously 1993 NBC announces Conan O’Brien to replace David Letterman]]]]> ]]>

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