Daily Calendar for Saturday, April 26, 2025


  • John James Audubon (naturalist) –
  • Frederick Law Olmsted (landscape architect) –
  • Ma Rainey (blues singer) –
  • Charles Richter (seismologist) –
  • Carol Burnett (actress) –
  • Duane Eddy (musician) –
  • Jet Li (actor and martial artist) –
  • Kevin James (actor) –
  • Tom Welling (actor) –


  • John Wilkes Booth (assassin of President Lincoln, was shot by federal troops at a farmhouse near Washington, D.C.) –
  • Eduard Suess (geologist) –
  • Count Basie (jazz orchestra leader) –
  • Lucille Ball (actress) –
  • Mason Adams (actor) –
  • Phoebe Snow (singer ) –
  • George Jones (country music singer) –


  • William Shakespeare baptized–
  • Meteorites fell on the town of L’Aigle, France–
  • First U.S. weather report broadcast, by WEW in St. Louis, Missouri–
  • America’s first guide dog for the blind, a German Shepherd named Buddy, was teamed up with its owner, Morris S. Frank–
  • The first international satellite, Ariel 1, was launched from Cape Canaveral–
  • 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–
  • 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–
  • 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.–


  • Severe frost, Huntsville, Alabama–
  • Boston and the surrounding communities experienced a severe snowstorm–
  • Twelve inches of snow, Hanover, NH–
  • An F5 tornado hit Andover, Kansas, killing more than 15 people–

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