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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 - Cape Henry
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National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park

1607: The first permanent English settlers in North America land in what today is Virginia, coming ashore at what they name Cape Henry. They explored the area and set up a cross before proceeding up the James River, where they later settled what would become Jamestown, Va.

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