Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 26

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This is a list of selected April 26 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 26, 2019 featured article or the April 26, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church) refimprove section
; Arbor Day in the United States (2013) refimprove
1925Paul von Hindenburg defeated Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election, becoming the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic. refimprove section
1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force in Nazi Germany, was established. refimprove section
1937Spanish Civil War: The Bombing of Guernica by the Condor Legion of the Luftwaffe resulted in a devastating firestorm that caused widespread destruction and civilian deaths and inspired one of Pablo Picasso's most famous paintings. both: refimprove section
1956 – The SS Ideal X set sail from Port Newark in New Jersey as the part of world's first successful container shipping business. Ideal X: stub; Container ship: refimprove section; Containerization: refimprove section + lead too short
1964Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania with Julius Nyerere as its first president. refimprove section
1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco performed the world's first human open fetal surgery. refimprove
1982 – In one of the deadliest spree killings in modern history, South Korean police officer Woo Bum-kon killed a total of 57 people in one night, including himself. refimprove section
1983Cold War: Replying to her letter in which she expressed her fears about the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov invited American schoolgirl Samantha Smith to visit Moscow, Leningrad and the Artek Young Pioneer camp. appears on July 7
1986 – The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl, Ukrainian SSR, suffered a steam explosion, resulting in a fire, a nuclear meltdown, and the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people around Europe. refimprove section
2002 – Expelled student Robert Steinhäuser murdered 16 people and wounded seven others before committing suicide at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany. external links



April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

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Chen Jingxuan (d. 893) · Ludwig Wittgenstein (b. 1889) · Srinivasa Ramanujan (d. 1920)

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