Ephemeris of April 26

Ephemeris of April 26

1986: An explosion destroys one of the 4 reactors of the nuclear power plant Chernobyl (Ukraine) in service since 1977.

1945: The Marshal Philippe petain leaves Germany, passes into Switzerland and surrenders to the Allied troops.

1937: One afternoon market, the small town of Guernica (Spanish Basque Country) was bombed for 3 hours by the German air force, killing more than 2000 people.

1933: Hermann Goering, Minister of the Interior of Prussia, creates the Gestapo, contraction of the German "Geheime Staatspolizei" ("state secret police").

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