On this day: April 26

Published On: Apr 25 2013 10:18:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

English settlers make their first landing in North America, John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed, an explosion rocks the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and Lucille Ball dies, all on this day.

OTD April 26 - Irene Ryan
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1973: Actress Irene Ryan, best known for playing Daisy "Granny" Moses on the sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," dies of a stroke at the age of 70 in Santa Monica, California. Born Irene Noblette in El Paso, Texas, Ryan also one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway.

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