Friday, April 26, 2019
History for April 26 - On-This-Day.com
John James Audubon 1785 - Ornithologist, naturalist, painter, Rudolf Hess 1895 - Adolf Hitler's Deputy in the Nazi Party, Charles Richter 1900 - Seismologist, creator of the Richter magnitude scale used to quantify earthquakes
Bernard Malamud 1914 - Author of novels and short stories, Carol Burnett 1933 - Actress, comedian, Jessica Lynch 1983 - U.S. Army soldier, she was the first successfully rescued POW since the Vietnam War and the first ever of a woman
1865 - John Wilkes Booth was killed by the U.S. Federal Cavalry.
1986 - The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.