THIS DAY IN HISTORY 26/04


This Day in History 26/04
APRIL 26TH

1514 – Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn

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1607 – 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va

1654 – Jews are expelled from Brazil

1721 – Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated

1755 – 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)

1964 – Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar

1994 – 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote

1994 – Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle

2005 – Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1711 – David Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)

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1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted, Hartford, Connecticut, writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park)

1921 – Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)

1922 – James Holt, medieval historian

1963 – Jet Li, Beijing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1865 – John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

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1989 – Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78

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1996 – Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69

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