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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1677

Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck

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1703

Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58

Death
1709

Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa

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1711

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

Birth
1718

Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)

Birth
1721

Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated

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1726

Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter

Birth
1726

Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75

Death
1731

Daniel Defoe, English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

Death
1755

1st Russian university opens (Moscow)

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1776

Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)

Birth
1777

Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia

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1782

Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria

Birth
1785

Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40

Death
1785

John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist

Birth
1787

Ludwig Uhland, writer

Birth
1789

Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67

Death
1796

Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer

Birth
1798

Ferdinand EugŠne Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)

Birth
1803

Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France

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1805

Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55

Death
1806

Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer

Birth
1808

Martha Finley, children's book author

Birth
1812

Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant

Birth
1814

King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England

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