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Old 04-26-2017, 02:11 PM   #784
Gravdigr
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Today is April 26.

Many of the southern states in the U.S. celebrate Confederate Memorial Day today, commemorating the ~258,000 members of the Confederate States Army, Navy, Marines, and militia who died in combat during the Civil War.

Today is also Hug A Friend Day, so, hug somebody, dammit! Here's how.

As well, today is World Intellectual Property Day.

Russia, and Belarus, commemorate the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster with Memorial Day of Radiation Accidents and Catastrophes, and Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl Tragedy, respectively.

Today is the Feast Day of Aldobrandesca. But don't say that word aloud. I did, and my coffee table disappeared.


Events

1777 Legend tells that Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces.

1803 Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist. Yeah, if something's there, it pretty much exists, alright.

1865 Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.

1956 SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship,

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leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.

1958 Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue

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from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.

1981 Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.

1982 - Out on a day's shopping, Rod Stewart was robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

1986 A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.

1989 The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

1991 Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.

2005 Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.

2013 - US country singer George Jones who had a string of number one songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed 'Possum', his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death.



121 Marcus Aurelius, 1785 John James Audubon, 1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, 1889 Anita Loos, 1898 Eddie Eagan, 1917 I. M. Pei, 1927 - Grandmadigr The Younger, 1933 Carol Burnett, 1938 Duane Eddy♪ ♫, 1940 - Uncledigr The Elder, 1942 Bobby Rydell♪ ♫, 1943 Gary Wright, 1960 Roger Taylor(Duran Duran), 1961 Joan Chen, 1963 Jet Li, 1965 Kevin James, 1970 Melania Trump (47th FLOTUS), 1970 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins♪ ♫(TLC), 1978 Stana Katic (Castle), 1980 Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), 1983 Jessica Lynch



1865 John Wilkes Booth, 1956 Edward Arnold, 1970 Gypsy Rose Lee, 1981 Jim Davis (Dallas), 1984 Count Basie, 1986 Broderick Crawford, 1989 Lucille Ball, 1991 A. B. Guthrie, Jr., 2013 - George Jones, 2015 Jayne Meadows
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