What are the important events that happened on March 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 26: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 26 is the 86th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 280 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 13, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 440,328 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontahexagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 323 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,652 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 26 Historical Events
Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
Balkan War: Bulgarian forces invade Adrianople.
The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.
Who were born on March 26?
King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)
Strother Martin, American actor (d. 1980)
Martin Short, Canadian comedian
Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
Jay Sean, British R&B singer
Alberto Schettino, Italian footballer
Stéphanie Lapointe, French-Canadian singer
Keira Knightley, English actress
Prince Moritz of Hesse, son of Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Hesse
Who died on March 26?
King Sancho I of Portugal (b. 1154)
Thomas Elyot, English diplomat
Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish composer (b. 1510)
Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1713)
Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)
Konstantin Fehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1863)
Edmund Muskie, American politician (b. 1914)
James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1976-1979 (b. 1912)
Robert Fagles, American translator and professor (b. 1933)
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