Decided to take a crack at the birthday meme that’s been going around (go to Wikipedia
, enter the month and day of your birth, but not the year, and pick 3 events, 2 bithdays, one death, and one holiday or observance). For April 26:
1478: The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Florence Cathedral.
1865: American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina.
1865: Union cavalry troopers corner John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin, in a barn in Virginia. Booth is shot dead by cavalryman Boston Corbett.
1956: First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
570 - Muhammed, founder of Islam, according to the Shi'a sect. (Other sources suggest April 20).
1933 - Carol Burnett, American comedienne.
1881 - Ludwig Samson Arthur Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)
Holiday or observance:
Saints Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
Tagging the Human Bride, aka The Dizzy Disciple
, who's probably the only blogger left who hasn't done it.