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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1922

James Holt, medieval historian

Birth
1922

Jeanne Sauv‚, 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)

Birth
1922

Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84

Death
1923

English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Event
1923

Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)

Birth
1924

Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)

Birth
1924

Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82

Death
1925

Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"

Event
1926

Germany and Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty

Event
1926

Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)

Birth
1926

Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer

Birth
1926

Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)

Birth
1926

David Coleman, sports commentator

Birth
1926

Anton PO Ekstr”m, Swedish writer (Summer Dances)

Birth
1926

Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)

Event
1927

Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)

Birth
1927

Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)

Birth
1928

Hertha Kr„ftner, writer

Birth
1928

Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

Event
1928

Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)

Birth
1929

1st non-stop England to India flight lands

Event
1930

Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)

Birth
1930

Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)

Birth
1930

Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)

Birth
1931

Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he and Babe Ruth tie for season

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