26 April It Happened Today

1893  Birth of American novelist Anita Loos.

1894  Birth of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess.

1970  Death of American burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee.

1984  Death of American jazz pianist William “Count” Basie.

2008  Josef Fritzl is arrested for keeping his daughter enslaved for 24 years in a cellar at Amstetten in Austria.

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