April 26th is known as Hug an Australian Day and Pretzel Day.
Welcome to the 116th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 249 days until we reach the new year.
The history of this day will certainly impress you! Here we’ve hand-picked our most favorite historical events that happened on this special day. Not only that, but we’ve also got some other fun facts about April 26th.
Did you know that on this day in 1954, the first major mass trials of polio vaccines began? Around 443,000 children received shots in its first three months.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 26th in history!
What Events Happened On April 26 In History?
April 26 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
People who were born on April 26 share the Taurus star sign.
Taureans like to be in control, which makes them patient, logical, and well-grounded. They’re big thinkers and will often reflect deeply on many things in life, no matter how big or small.
For those of you born in April, you have the Diamond birthstone. Diamonds have been used as decorative items since ancient times. They’re one of the most well-known gemstones in the world.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around August 3rd in the previous year.
Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Channing Tatum! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
Famous People Born On April 26
Channing TatumAmerican Actor
Tom WellingAmerican Actor
Special Holidays On April 26th
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.