Historical Events for 26th April 2024

1912 – 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1928 – Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition reopens in London after a fire
1935 – Frank Boucher is given NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1956 – First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
1966 – International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
1971 – San Francisco lightship replaced by automatic buoy
1992 – Revival of Henrik Ibsen’s stage drama “The Master Builder”, directed by Tony Randall, closes at Belasco Theater, NYC, after 45 performances
1995 – Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
2018 – Serial killer “Golden State Killer” identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings, 50 rapes in California
2021 – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces Turkey will go into full lockdown till May 17 to a curb COVID-19 surge and world’s 4th highest caseload

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