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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 - Laigle meteorite
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Encyclopedia of Meteorites

1803: Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France. The event and the field work by Jean-Baptiste Biot of the French Academy of Sciences would help convince European science that meteors exist.

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