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  1. Sybil Ludington was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War, famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American forces to the approach of the British, similar to the ride of Paul Revere. She rode more than twice the distance of Revere, alone, and was 16 years old at the time.

  2. The city of Pripyat, Ukraine built an amusement park scheduled to open May 1, 1986, but never operated for more than a few hours before being forever abandoned after the April 26 Chernobyl nuclear disaster a few kilometers away.

  3. On April 26, 2016, astronomers announced the discovery of a moon that is orbiting Makemake using observations from the Hubble Space Telescope taken in April 2015. It was given the provisional name S/2015. Scientists use satellites to estimate the size of an object's mass, so now this will help lead scientists to estimate its mass.

  4. Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army in North Carolina, which was the force Lee was attempting to join when he went to Appomattox, surrendered on April 26, 1865.

  5. Sybil's father learned, on April 26, 1777, when Sybil was only 16, that the British were attacking Danbury. In order to gather as many troops as possible, Sybil offered to make the night ride across the countryside to alert the militia that they needed additional forces.

  6. In April [2018], the Mallard Fire in the Texas Panhandle [USA] started a pyrocumulonimbus, a severe thunderstorm that produced 1-inch hail. Then on July 26 [2018], a large fire vortex... associated with the Carr Fire developed near Redding, California [USA]...with estimated winds up to 143 mph"

  7. On 26 April 1971 a United States Air Force (USAF) SR-71 Blackbird jet crewed by "Lt. Col. Thomas B. Estes, USAF, aircraft commander, and Maj. Dewain C. Vick, USAF, reconnaissance systems officer, made a record-breaking 15,000-mile nonstop flight, at times attaining speeds in excess of Mach 3."

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