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It happened on a… April 26

2018

Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania.

2010

“Iron Man 2”, directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

1994

1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa.

1993

NBC announces Conan O’Brien to replace David Letterman.

1991

Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics.

1986

The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.

1964

The Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before the streak came to an end.

1959

Fidel Castro Cuban Premier visits Montreal.

1945

Marshal Philippe Pétain, leader of France’s Vichy collaborationist regime during World War II, arrested for treason.

1933

The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.

1920

Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut at the Antwerp Games with Canada’s 12-1 drubbing of Sweden in the gold medal match.

1835

Frederic Chopin’s “Grand Polonaise Brillante” premieres in Paris.

1792

“La Marseillaise”, later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg.

1514

Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn.

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