April 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2010: Adalius Thomas was released by the New England Patriots.
- 2010: Nurse Barbara Maxwell died in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- 2009: 8 fans were injured as Carl Edwards' Ford went airborne and crashed into the catchfence at Talladega Superspeedway. Rookie Brad Keselowski went on to win the Aaron's 499, his first career victory.
- 2006: Publix Supermarket opened in Hueytown.
- 2006: Cas McWaters was appointed principal of Vestavia Hills High School
- 2006: A red London telephone box, placed at 20th Street and Morris Avenue by James A. Taylor, was damaged by vandals.
- 2006: Henry Panion purchased the Audiostate 55 recording studio in Woodlawn.
- 2005: Asian black bear Handsome was sent from the Birmingham Zoo to Granby Zoo in Quebec.
- 2003: Charleston Swamp Foxes 38 - Birmingham Steeldogs 37 at Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1973: Writer Susannah Felts was born in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1962: NASCAR racer Jimmy Kitchens was born in Hueytown.
- 1917: Right-handed pitcher Virgil Trucks was born in Birmingham.
- 1905: The Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument was dedicated at Capitol Park.
- 1903: Actress Dorothy Sebastian was born in Birmingham.
- 1894: The 1894 Reunion of United Confederate Veterans continued, with the laying of the cornerstone for the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument at Capitol Park.