26 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 26 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 26th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Union Day (Tanzania)

Important Events:

  • 1964: Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
  • 1933: The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 2002: Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor
  • 121: Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)
  • 1479: Vallabhachary
  • 1648: Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
  • 1894: Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)
  • 1900: Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)
  • 1908: Sarv Mittra Sikri, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
  • 1917: I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower
  • 1963: Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer

Death / Death Anniversary:

Ramabai Mahadev Ranade
  • 1192: Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
  • 1489: Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)
  • 1920: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (b. 1887)
  • 1924: Ramabai Mahadev Ranade

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