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
Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
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.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
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?
Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor and filmmaker (d. 1986)
Rufus Thomas, American musician (d. 2001)
Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
Patrick Süskind, German writer
Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
Mike Peca, Canadian ice hockey player
Richie Wellens, English footballer
Who died on March 26?
Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
Konstantin Fehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
George Sisler, American baseball player (b. 1893)
Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
Edmund Muskie, American politician (b. 1914)
Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
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