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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 - Carol Burnett
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1933: Comedian and actress Carol Burnett, best known for the TV variety show "The Carol Burnett Show,", is born in San Antonio, Texas. Burnett won three Emmys and five Golden Globes for the show and went on to appear in movies such as "The Four Seasons," "Annie" and "Noises Off."

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