1711 ~ DAViD HUME the Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, best known for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism was born on this 26th day of April in 1711 (died 1776 aged 65). David Hume was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
1798 ~ EUGèNE DELACROiX the French Romantic painter regarded as the leader of the French Romantic school was born on this 26th day of April in 1798 (died in1863 aged 65).
1803 ~ Thousands of METEOR fragments fall from the skies of L’Aigle, France on this 26th day of April in 1803. This event convinces European science that meteors exist.
1916 ~ GEORGE TUSKA the American comic artist aka Carl Larson, best known for his 1940′s work on Captain Marvel titles and his 1960s work illustrating Iron Man was born on this 26th day of April in 1916 (died in 2009 aged 93) George also drew the DC Comics newspaper comic strip The World’s Greatest Superheroes (1978–1993)
1942 ~ BOBBY RYDELL the American singer, drummer, and actor was born on this 26th day of April in 1942.
1943 ~ GARY WRiGHT the American singer, musician, and producer was born on this 26th day of April in 1943.
1962 ~ NASA‘s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon on this 26th day of April in 1962.
1963 ~ JET Li the Chinese martial artist and actor was born on this 26th day of April in 1963.
1965 ~ A ROLLiNG STONES concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting on this 26th day of April in 1965.
1984 ~ COUNT BASiE the American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer died on this 26th day of April in 1984 aged 79.
1986 ~ The CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) had a nuclear reactor accident, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster on this 26th day of April in 1986.
1989 ~ LUCiLLE BALL the American actress and comedian died on this 26th day of April in 1976 aged 77.
2000 ~ WORLD iNTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY was established on this 26th day of April in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization aka WiPO, to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe.