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APRIL 26

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1607 104 English Colonists Land at Cape Henry, Virginia Jamestown, Virginia Colonial Virginia National Park Service Virginia Historical Society
1866 The Atlanta Ladies' Memorial Association Holds Its First Confederate Memorial Observance Georgia American Civil War Memorial Day Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1869 Oregon's First Public High School Opens at Portland Portland, Oregon Education Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1941 Chicago Cubs Are the First to Use an Organ At a Baseball Game Chicago Cubs Organs Historic Firsts Baseball Library
1962 U.S. Ranger 4 Aircraft Impacts on the Far Side of the Moon Space Exploration The Moon NASA BBC
NASA Launches the Ariel 1 Satellite for International Study of the Ionosphere Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1993 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-55) for German Spacelab Mission German Scientists and Mathematicians Space Shuttle Science NASA
1994 First Multi-racial Elections Are Held in South Africa (Apr 26-29) South Africa Elections Historic Firsts The History Channel African American Registry
2000 Vermont Is the First State to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Form Civil Unions Vermont Government Civil Rights/Human Rights Historic Firsts State of Vermont

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