History Blog

April 26

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett–85 Jet Li Lian Jie( 李連杰)–55 Kevin “James” Knipfing–53 Thomas “Tom” Welling–41 Channing Tatum–38 ; 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