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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 - Bangladesh tornado
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1989: The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upward of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

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