Wednesday 26 April 2017, 10:41:59
26 April 121
: Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor from 161 to 180, is born in Alnwick.
26 April 1607
: The first colonists of the Company of London arrive in Virginia at what they call Cape Henry to establish an English settlement in the New World.
26 April 1931
: The 29th IOC Session decides to grant the 1936 Summer Olympic Games to Berlin, bidding against Barcelona, the host of the session.
26 April 1937
: One of the first aerial bombings by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe destroys the town of Guernica in the Spanish Basque region and inspires Picasso to paint his most famous work.
26 April 1986
: A chain reaction run out of control in the nuclear reactor of Tsjernobyl releases a radioactive cloud over Europe, causing the worst nuclear accident on record.
choosing between two evils, I always like
to try the one I 've never tried before. ~ Mae West