26th April

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2002 School shootings leave 16 dead An expelled student from a school in Erfurt, Germany, goes on a shooting spree at the school killing 13 teachers, 2 students and a police officer.
1994 Air Crash in Japan kills 262 A China Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing all 262 people on board
1986 Nuclear Power fire The core of the nuclear power reactor at Chernobyl in the Ukraine catches fire.
1984 US Presidents US President Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972.
1962 NASA - Ranger 4 The American Moon rocket Ranger 4 lands on the far side of the Moon but fails to send back pictures due a technical fault.
1865 John Wilkes Booth surrounded and killed. John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, is surrounded and killed by federal troops in Virginia.

 

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