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  • Umayyad Caliphate (now Iran)
    Saturday Apr 26, 0662

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    662 Damghan Earthquake

    Umayyad Caliphate (now Iran)
    Saturday Apr 26, 0662

    662 Damghan earthquake occurred on April 26, 662, in Umayyad Caliphate (now Iran), there were an estimated 40,000 deaths.




  • Germany, Holy Roman Empire
    Sunday Apr 26, 1220

    Holy Roman Empire

    1220 Confoederatio cum principibus ecclesiasticis

    Germany, Holy Roman Empire
    Sunday Apr 26, 1220

    Despite his imperial claims, Frederick's rule was a major turning point towards the disintegration of central rule in the Empire. While concentrated on establishing a modern, centralized state in Sicily, he was mostly absent from Germany and issued far-reaching privileges to Germany's secular and ecclesiastical princes: in the 1220 Confoederatio cum principibus ecclesiasticis, Frederick gave up a number of regalia in favor of the bishops, among them tariffs, coining, and fortification.




  • Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran
    Saturday Apr 26, 1721

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1721 Tabriz Earthquake

    Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran
    Saturday Apr 26, 1721

    The 1721 Tabriz earthquake occurred on April 26, with an epicenter near the city of Tabriz, Iran. It leveled some three-quarters of the city, The total number of casualties caused by the earthquake is between 8,000 and 250,000; it was most likely approximately 80,000.




  • Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1865

    Memorial day

    Sue Landon Vaughan decorations

    Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1865

    On April 26, 1865, in Jackson, Mississippi, Sue Landon Vaughan supposedly decorated the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers. However, the earliest recorded reference to this event did not appear until many years after the fact and is considered a myth. Regardless, mention of the observance is inscribed on a southeast panel of the Confederate Monument in Jackson, erected in 1891.




  • Oslo, Norway
    Monday Apr 26, 1897

    Nobel Prize

    Approving the well

    Oslo, Norway
    Monday Apr 26, 1897

    Owing to skepticism surrounding the will, it was not approved by the Storting in Norway until 26 April 1897.




  • Békéscsaba, Hungary
    Saturday Apr 26, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Békéscsaba Fell To Romanian Forces

    Békéscsaba, Hungary
    Saturday Apr 26, 1919

    The Romanian Army began preparations for an assault on Békéscsaba. On 25–26 April, after some heavy fighting, Békéscsaba fell to Romanian forces.




  • Guernica, Spain
    Monday Apr 26, 1937

    Spanish Civil War

    Condor Legion bombed the town of Guernica

    Guernica, Spain
    Monday Apr 26, 1937

    On 26 April, the Condor Legion bombed the town of Guernica, killing 200–300 and causing significant damage. The destruction had a significant effect on international opinion. The Basques retreated.


  • Drottningholm, Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 26, 1940

    Harald V

    Moving to Drottningholm

    Drottningholm, Stockholm, Sweden
    Friday Apr 26, 1940

    On 26 April the group moved to Drottningholm in Stockholm.


  • Merano, Italy
    Friday Apr 26, 1946

    Martin Bormann

    Gerda Bormann's Death

    Merano, Italy
    Friday Apr 26, 1946

    Gerda Bormann died of cancer on 26 April 1946, in Merano, Italy. Bormann's children survived the war, and were cared for in foster homes.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 26, 1954

    Ho Chi Minh

    The 1954 Geneva Accords

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 26, 1954

    The 1954 Geneva Accords concluded between France and the Việt Minh, allowing the latter's forces to regroup in the North whilst anti-Communist groups settled in the South.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 26, 1957

    Malcolm X

    Hinton Johnson incident

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 26, 1957

    A Nation of Islam member, was beaten by two New York City police officers. On April 26, Johnson and two other passersby‍—‌also Nation of Islam members‍—‌saw the officers beating an African-American man with nightsticks. When they attempted to intervene, shouting, "You're not in Alabama ... this is New York!" one of the officers turned on Johnson, beating him so severely that he suffered brain contusions and subdural hemorrhaging. All four African-American men were arrested. Alerted by a witness, Malcolm X and a small group of Muslims went to the police station and demanded to see Johnson. Police initially denied that any Muslims were being held, but when the crowd grew to about five hundred, they allowed Malcolm X to speak with Johnson. Afterward, Malcolm X insisted on arranging for an ambulance to take Johnson to Harlem Hospital.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    In April 1986 the Chernobyl disaster occurred.


  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    Atomic Bomb

    Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl, Ukraine, Soviet Union (Now Ukraine)
    Saturday Apr 26, 1986

    The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Tuesday Apr 26, 1988

    On April 26, 1988, about 500 people participated in a march organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Club on Kiev's Khreschatyk Street to mark the second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, carrying placards with slogans like "Openness and Democracy to the End".


  • Manikganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1989

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    The Daulatpur–Saturia Tornado

    Manikganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1989

    The Daulatpur–Saturia tornado occurred in Manikganj District, Bangladesh on April 26, 1989. It was the deadliest tornado in Bangladesh's history. There is great uncertainty about the death toll, but estimates indicate that it was devastating and that it killed approximately 1,300 people, which would make it the deadliest tornado in history.


  • Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 26, 2000

    Francesco Totti

    First goal for Italy

    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 26, 2000

    Totti scored his first goal for Italy on 26 April 2000 in a 2–0 friendly win over Portugal in Reggio Calabria.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Apr 26, 2001

    Nokia

    Nokia partnered with Telefonica

    Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Apr 26, 2001

    On 26 April 2001 Nokia partnered with Telefonica to supply DSL modems and routers in Spain.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 26, 2012

    LeBron James

    11-12 Champion

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 26, 2012

    Won the Season 11-12 with Heat


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Ratan Tata acquire a stake

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Sunday Apr 26, 2015

    On 27 April 2015, it was reported Ratan Tata had acquired a stake in Xiaomi.


  • Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

    Nokia

    Nokia announced Its Intent to acquire Withings

    Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

    On 26 April 2016, Nokia announced its intent to acquire French connected health device maker Withings for US$191 million. The company was integrated into a new Digital Health unit of Nokia Technologies. Nokia later wrote off the cost of the acquisition and in May 2018 the health unit was sold back to Éric Carreel, a Withings co-founder and former CEO.


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