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Notable Historical Events for April 26th

1514Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn

2015Rare Honus Wagner Card Sells for $1.32 Million at Robert Edward Auctions

1991Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

1982Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

1814King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England

1954Nationwide test of salk anti-polio vaccine begins

1993NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

1990Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

1954The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

1835Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris

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Notable Birthdays on April 26th

1711David Hume, Edinburgh, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature)

1822Frederick Law Olmsted, Hartford, Connecticut, writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park)

1564William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, baptism, English playwright and poet

121Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Rome, Emperor of Rome (161-180)

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Notable Weddings on April 26th

1923English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

1992Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

1986Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

1986Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver

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Notable Divorces on April 26th

2004Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage

1994Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on April 26th

2015Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, dies at 95

1865John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

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