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 This day in History - April 26
406 Historic Events for April 26
1942

Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut

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1942

Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria

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1943

Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)

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1943

Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)

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1944

Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows) [or 6/24]

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1944

Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)

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1944

1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down

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1944

Papandreou govt in Greece forms

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1944

David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )

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1945

Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)

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1945

Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason

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1945

V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)

Birth
1946

Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65

Death
1947

"Bless the Bride" musical opens in London

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1947

Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)

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1947

Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser

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1948

Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)

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1948

Stevie Nicks, Calif, rocker/druggie (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours)

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1948

Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )

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1949

Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)

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1950

Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run

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1950

Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)

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1950

Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)

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1950

U of Miami ends William and Mary straight tennis match victories at 82

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1951

Lynne Jones, MP

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