There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
Sunday April 26th
1607: Jamestown colonist reach America.
1785: John James Audubon (COMP 1785-1851) artist The Birds of America (1827–1839).
1798: Eugène Delacroix (TRAN 1798-1863) French Romantic artist.
1822: Frederick Law Olmsted (GILD 1822-1903) landscape architect who designed New York Central Park.
1842: François Hennebique (1842-1921) French engineer who invented reinforced-concrete.
1857: Olinto De Pretto PROG 1857-1921) Italian industrialist/geologist who derive the energy–mass-equivalence E=mc2 before Albert Einstein.
1865: Union Calvary kills John Wilkes Booth.
1886: Ma Rainey (LOST 1886-1939) Mother of the Blues.
1888: Anita Loos (LOST 1888-1981) Author/playwright Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925).
1898: The Supreme Court rules in United States v. Wong Kim Ark that a child born in the US to immigrant parents is a US citizen.
1914: Bernard Malamud (GI 1914-1986) Pulitzer Prize winning author The Natural (1952), The Fixer (1966).
1931: Lum and Abner premier on radio.
1933: The Gestapo is established.
1933: Carol Burnett (1933- ) comedian The Garry Moore Show (1959–1962), Once Upon a Mattress (1959, 1964, 1972, 2005), The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978).
1954: The Geneva Conference (April 26-July 20, 1954) partitions Vietnam.
1961: Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit.
1964: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
1966: Natasha Trethewey (13th 1966- ) United States Poet Laureate (2012-14).
1966: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales founds the Crusade for Justice.
1978: The Band concert movie The Last Waltz is released.
1979: Three Mile Island nuclear accident.
1986: Accident at Chernobyl (Wormwood) Nuclear Power Plant (Revelation 8:10-11).
1998: Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera is bludgeoned to death.