What Happened on April 26, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
  • Battle of Ft Tobacco, VA
  • Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC

Famous Deaths

  • Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27