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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1973

Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69

Death
1974

Malta adopts constitution

Event
1974

Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline and Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow and Upshaw

Event
1974

Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam

Event
1975

Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3

Event
1975

Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal

Event
1975

Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1975

Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April

Event
1975

Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)

Birth
1976

Sidney James, actor (Lavander Hill Mob, Carry On), dies at 65

Death
1976

Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)

Birth
1976

Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60

Death
1976

Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

Death
1976

Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo

Event
1977

NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens

Event
1978

France sends troops to Chad

Event
1978

NASA launches space vehicle S-201

Event
1979

Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)

Birth
1980

Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)

Event
1980

Marne Patterson, Sherman Oaks Cal, actress (Nicole-Something So Right)

Birth
1980

Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

Event
1980

Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)

Birth
1980

Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'

Event
1980

Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87

Death
1980

Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy

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