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26 Apr

Today in History

1888 :

Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)

1879 :

Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)

1863 :

Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)

1796 :

Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer

1907 :

Pietro Platania, Italian composer, dies at 79

1865 :

John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett

1789 :

Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67

1478 :

Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24

1982 :

CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio

1968 :

Students seize administration building at Ohio State

1956 :

First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas

1938 :

Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks

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