26th April

The events happened on 26th April are :

1986 : Chernobyl nuclear accident : A devastating environmental catastrophe occurred early this morning in 1986 when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine released large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere.

1964 : The United Republic of Tanzania was founded with the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Julius Nyerere serving as president.

1865 : Twelve days after assassinating U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was killed at a Virginia farm either by a Federal soldier or by his own hand.

1768 : The prestigious English Royal Academy of Arts, led by its first president, Sir Joshua Reynolds, hosted its first art opening.

1607 : The first permanent English settlers in North America landed at Cape Henry, Chesapeake Bay, and they later formed Jamestown.

1478 : The Pazzi family of Florence led an unsuccessful plot to overthrow the ruling Medici family.

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