On this day: April 26

Published On: Apr 25 2013 10:18:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2016 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 - John James Audubon
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1785: Naturalist and artist John James Audubon, known for his efforts to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats, is born in Les Cayes in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which is now Haiti. In 1905, the National Audubon Society was incorporated and named in his honor.

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