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 - Friday
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New Line Cinema

1995: The comedy "Friday," starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, premieres in theaters. The hit film spawned two sequels, "Next Friday" and "Friday After Next."

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