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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

On this Day

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Tuesday, April 26th
The 116th day of 2005
There are 249 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History
On April 26, 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere; at least 31 Soviets died immediately.
Go to article)

On April 26, 1914, Bernard Malamud, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, was born. Following his death on March 18, 1986, his obituary appeared in The Times. (
Go to obit)

On April 26, 1862, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Union naval victories in the Civil War. (
See the cartoon and read an explanation)
Reference: The New York Times

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.