What happened this day in history March 26

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, 1,585,180,800 seconds 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

  • 1026
    Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1839
    The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
  • 1917
    World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
  • 1934
    The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
  • 1974
    Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
  • 1982
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1991
    Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
  • 1995
    The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
  • 1999
    A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

Who were born on March 26?

  • 1904
    Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor and filmmaker (d. 1986)
  • 1917
    Rufus Thomas, American musician (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
  • 1949
    Patrick Süskind, German writer
  • 1955
    Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Mike Peca, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Richie Wellens, English footballer

Who died on March 26?

  • 1535
    Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
  • 1679
    Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
  • 1793
    John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
  • 1926
    Konstantin Fehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
  • 1973
    George Sisler, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • 1976
    Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
  • 1984
    Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Edmund Muskie, American politician (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 2011
    Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)

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