History Blog

April 26

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett–87 Jet Li Lian Jie( 李連杰)–57 Kevin “James” Knipfing–55 Thomas “Tom” Welling–43 Channing Tatum–40 ; 1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere; at least 31 people died immediately