Historical Events for 26th April 2022

1564 – William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1942 – Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko, Manchuria
1962 – 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1966 – An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1966 – International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
1974 – Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline and Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow and Upshaw
1983 – San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1993 – “Shakespeare for My Father” opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
2018 – Serial killer “Golden State Killer” identified after 40 years as a former police officer, responsible for 12 killings, 50 rapes in California
2019 – “No religion” tops survey of American religious identity for the first time at 23.1% edging out Catholics 23.0% and evangelicals 22.5%, in long-running General Social Survey

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