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Calendar for April 26th, 2014


  • 1564: William Shakespeare baptized

  • 1780s

  • Born 1785: John James Audubon (naturalist)

  • 1800s

  • 1803: Meteorites fell on the town of L'Aigle, France

  • 1820s

  • Born 1822: Frederick Law Olmsted (landscape architect)

  • 1860s

  • Died 1865: John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, was shot by federal troops at a farmhouse near Washington, D.C.

  • 1880s

  • Born 1886: "Ma" Rainey (blues singer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: Charles Richter (seismologist)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1914: Eduard Suess (geologist)

  • 1920s

  • 1921: First U.S. weather report broadcast, by WEW in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1928: America's first guide dog for the blind, a German Shepherd named Buddy, was teamed up with its owner, Morris S. Frank

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Carol Burnett (actress)

  • Born 1938: Duane Eddy (musician)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: The first international satellite, Ariel 1, was launched from Cape Canaveral

  • Born 1965: Kevin James (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1977: Tom Welling (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1984: Count Basie (jazz orchestra leader)

  • Died 1989: Lucille Ball (actress)

  • 2000s

  • 2005: Five explorers reached the North Pole, setting a world record by coming in several hours earlier than a 37-day trek by American explorer Robert Peary for the same journey in 1909

  • 2005: A herd of buffalo got loose and wandered around an upscale neighborhood in Maryland, disrupting traffic and alarming homeowners before police officers managed to corral them in a tennis court

  • Died 2005: Mason Adams (actor)

  • 2009: Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury stole home. This was the first straight-steal of home plate by a Red Sox player since Billy Hatcher in April of 1994.

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: George Jones (country music singer)

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