John Wilkes Booth Dead, The Gestapo Rises, Chernobyl Meltdown

On This Progressive Day: April 26
The Gestapo is established (1933)

A nuclear reactor meltdown occurs at the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station near Chernobyl in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) - the world's worst nuclear disaster to date (1986)

Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending a 29-year military domination (2005)

President B. Hussein Obama welcomes the World Series Champion New York Yankees to the White House to honor their 2009 season (2010)

President B. Hussein Obama, for the second time in a month, huddles with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2013)

b: Rudolf Hess (1894), Filiberto Ojeda RĂ­os (1933); d: John Wilkes Booth (1865), Jack Valenti (2007)

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