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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 - Duane Eddy
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1938: Rock guitarist Duane Eddy, best known for his string of hit records in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Rebel Rouser," "Peter Gunn" and "Because They're Young," is born in Corning, N.Y. Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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