April 26

Jamestown colonists land at Cape Henry, VA

April 26, 1607

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  • Jamestown Changes
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Jamestown Changes

    Students study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. (Archaeology, U.S. Colonial History)

Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and author of Meditations, is born

April 26, 121

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  • In Old Pompeii
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    In Old Pompeii

    A virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii. In this lesson, students learn about everyday life, art and culture in ancient Roman times, then display their knowledge by creating a travelogue to attract visitors to the site. They can also write an account of their field trip modeled on a description of Pompeii written by Mark Twain.


Ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon born

April 26, 1785