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 - Guernica
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1937: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War. The bombing, which caused widespread destruction and civilian deaths, inspired the famous painting "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso.

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