On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Durham Station, North Carolina (Greensboro)
  • Battle of Fort Tobacco, Virginia
  • Confederate General J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tennessee, at Durham, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett