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April 26, 1809 Britain declares any country who trades with Napoleonic France to be non-neutral.
  War of 1812
April 26, 1854 Emory Washburn signs legislation officially recognizing the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company. It founded by Eli Thayer, Alexander H. Bullock and Edward Everett Hale.
  Bleeding Kansas
April 26, 1864 Admiral David Porter's fleet is badly damaged in engagements with on-shore Confederates. The fleet had become trapped by low water following Porter's rescue of Nathaniel Banks at the end of the Red River Campaign Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
April 26, 1865 P. G. T. Beauregard [CS] surrenders, Durham Station, North Carolina.
  P. G. T. Beauregard
April 26, 1865 Joe Johnston surrenders to William Tecumseh Sherman
  William Tecumseh Sherman
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April 26, 1865 John Wilkes Booth is shot while fleeing a burning tobacco shed. Virginia

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