April 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 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 Jimmy 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.
- 1997: X-Fest I was held at Oak Mountain Amphitheater.
- 1964: UAB's Spain Rehabilitation Center opened.
- 1905: The Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument was dedicated at Capitol Park.
- 1894: The 1894 Reunion of United Confederate Veterans continued, with the laying of the cornerstone for the Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument at Capitol Park.
- 1973: Writer Susannah Felts was born in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1962: NASCAR racer Jimmy Kitchens was born in Hueytown.
- 1962: Federal judge and former Attorney General of Alabama Bill Pryor was born in Mobile.
- 1951: Former state representative Johnny Curry was born.
- 1917: Right-handed pitcher Virgil Trucks was born in Birmingham.
- 1903: Actress Dorothy Sebastian was born in Birmingham.
- 1856: Brick maker and Mayor of Avondale Freeman Daniel was born in Perry County.
- 1826: Governor William H. Smith was born in Fayette County, Georgia.
- 1906: Birmingham city engineer J. D. Webb married Alice Ingram Turpin.
- 1868: Robert Mustin married the former Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Gardner in Carrollton.
- 2014: Former Auburn Tigers defensive back David Langner died.
- 2010: Nurse Barbara Maxwell died in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- 1977: Football coach and army officer William Van de Graaff died in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 1960: Millionaire and Jasper City Manager James Freeman died.
- 2015: Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.
- 2010: Adalius Thomas was released by the New England Patriots.
- 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.
- 2003: Charleston Swamp Foxes 38 - Birmingham Steeldogs 37 at Charleston, South Carolina.