On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • AL opener in Cleveland draws 6,500

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles F. Richter, American physicist and seismologist (developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquake magnitude), born in Overpeck, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)