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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1868

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher

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1873

Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)

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1874

J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902)

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1875

Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]

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1878

Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)

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1879

Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)

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1880

Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance

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1884

Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)

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1886

Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues

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1887

Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity

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1888

Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer

Birth
1889

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)

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1890

Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)

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1890

Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

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1893

Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

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1893

1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms

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1894

Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fhrer, only prisoner at Spandau

Birth
1897

Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)

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1898

Edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)

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1898

John Grierson, documentary film maker

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1898

Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)

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1899

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)

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1900

James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)

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1900

AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500

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1900

Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)

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