Tuesday, 26 April 2016

April 26

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April 26

1937 The ancient Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain is bombed by German planes.
1941 The first organ is played at a baseball stadium in Chicago.
1968 Students seize the administration building at Ohio State University.

1986 The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union.
1994 Nelson Mandela wins the presidency in South Africa’s first multiracial elections.
Born on April 26

1785 John James Audubon, artist and naturalist.

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1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect, designed New York’s central park.

1893 Anita Loos, novelist and screenwriter (Gentleman Prefer Blondes).

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1914 Bernard Malamud, novelist and short story writer (The Natural).