On this day: April 26

Published On: Apr 25 2013 10:18:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2013 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 - Germany school shooting
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2002: 19-year-old expelled student Robert Steinhäuser shoots and kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium, a secondary school in Erfurt, Germany. He turned the gun on himself after a teacher shoved him a classroom and locked the door. Steinhäuser's victims included 13 faculty members, two students and a police officer. One other person was wounded by a bullet fragment in the shooting.

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