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April 26: This Day That Year

April 26

- 1865 - John Wilkes Booth (age 26, born May 10, 1838), American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at by Boston Corbett.

- 1954 - "Seven Samurai" (Japanese movie), starring Toshiro Mifune, was released.

- 1963 - Birthday: Jet Li, Chinese actor & martial artist born in Beijing, China.

- 1983 - NFL Draft: John Elway first pick by Baltimore Colts (from University of Stanford).

- 1991 - Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine. He was arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics.

- 2005 - Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troops in Lebanon, ending its 29-years of military domination.

- 2012 - 70 people killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama.

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