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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1967

San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)

Event
1968

Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

Birth
1968

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1968

US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device

Event
1968

Students seize administration building at Ohio State

Event
1969

"George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances

Event
1969

"Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances

Event
1969

Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman

Event
1970

"Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances

Event
1970

John Knittel, writer, dies at 79

Death
1970

Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56

Death
1970

Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]

Death
1971

SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy

Event
1971

Turkey state of siege proclaimed

Event
1971

Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs

Event
1971

Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)

Birth
1972

Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1972

Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)

Birth
1972

Natrone Means, NFL running back (SD Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1972

Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59

Death
1973

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1973

Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)

Birth
1973

Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)

Birth
1973

Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)

Birth
1973

"2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London

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