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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1986

Game between Angels and Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds

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1986

Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die

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1986

France performs nuclear test

Event
1986

Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87

Death
1986

[William] Broderick Crawford, actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74

Death
1986

Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman

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1987

"Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs

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1988

NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season

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1988

1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories

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1988

NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)

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1989

Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany

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1989

ATandT announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 and 201

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1989

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

Death
1990

Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal and twists his ankle

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1990

Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

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1990

NY court of appeals ends 2« year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

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1990

Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated

Death
1990

126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China

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1990

"Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances

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1991

Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics

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1991

"Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV

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1991

23 killed in Kansas and Okla by tornadoes

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1991

Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61

Death
1991

Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies

Death
1992

"Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances

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