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    What happened on March 26

    • March 26, 1026 Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.

    • March 26, 1147 Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence

    • March 26, 1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England started the tradition of giving a gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise

    • March 26, 1199 "Richard the Lionheart is fatally wounded by a crossbow bolt during a siege in France, he dies eleven days later. The marksman, a french noble named Pierre Basile, is executed."

    • March 26, 1484 William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables.

    • March 26, 1526 King François I returns Spanish captivity to France

    • March 26, 1534 Lübeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea

    • March 26, 1552 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.

    • March 26, 1616 Bristol England William Baffin c1584-1622 leaves on 5th voyage on 'Discovery'; will pass Greenland coast and sail north another 480 km.

    • March 26, 1636 University of Utrecht opening ceremony

    • March 26, 1636 Utrecht University is founded in The Netherlands.

    • March 26, 1668 England takes control of Bombay India

    • March 26, 1692 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands

    • March 26, 1780 The first British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)

    • March 26, 1790 "Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency"

    • March 26, 1793 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France

    • March 26, 1799 Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine

    • March 26, 1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana

    • March 26, 1804 Territory of Orleans organized in Louisiana Purchase

    • March 26, 1808 "Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII."

    • March 26, 1808 "Napoleon announces that France must guard the coast of Spain against Britain, he orders upwards of 70,000 men to cross the Spanish frontier in January, French forces occupy the fortresses of San Sebastian, Pamplona, Figuera, and Barcelona by treachery in February, and by mid-March there are nearly 100,000 French troops in Spain Their commander in chief Joachim Murat occupies Madrid and Carlos IV abdicates in favor of his son Ferdinand, 23
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    • March 26, 1812 "An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela."

    • March 26, 1812 "Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die"

    • March 26, 1812 "In Venezuela an earthquake destroys the City of Caracas severe damage. 20,000 killed."

    • March 26, 1839 The first Henley Royal Regatta is held - UK

    • March 26, 1845 "Joseph Francis, New York NY, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat"

    • March 26, 1845 Montreal Quebec Thomas Aylwin & Dominick Daly fight a harmless duel without injuring each other; one of Canada's last duels

    • March 26, 1845 "Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid"

    • March 26, 1856 "New South Wales' first first-class game, vs Victoria at Melbourne; New South Wales won"

    • March 26, 1862 "Battle of La Glorieta Pass New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)"

    • March 26, 1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves

    • March 26, 1871 Paris Commune founded

    • March 26, 1872 "The Owens Valley, California area is rattled by a 7.8 earthquake one of the largest in the United States"

    • March 26, 1872 Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher

    • March 26, 1878 Hastings College of Law founded

    • March 26, 1878 "Sabi Game Reserve, world's first official designated game reserve, opens"

    • March 26, 1881 Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.

    • March 26, 1885 Eastman Film Co manufactures first commercial motion picture film

    • March 26, 1885 "Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan"

    • March 26, 1889 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26 out of 47! South Africa vs England

    • March 26, 1889 Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) vs South Africa at Newlands

    • March 26, 1889 "South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 vs England"

    • March 26, 1892 "Walt Whitman died at the age of 72. He was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. Often called the father of free verse."

    • March 26, 1895 "King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day"

    • March 26, 1903 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam

    • March 26, 1908 "The Prince Edward Island Assembly passes a law to ban all automobiles from its roads, since rescinded"

    • March 26, 1910 "US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick"

    • March 26, 1910 William H Lewis appointed Assistant Attorney General of US

    • March 26, 1913 Balkan War: Bulgarian forces take Adrianople.

    • March 26, 1913 "Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the first Balkan War"

    • March 26, 1913 "Dayton OH almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously"

    • March 26, 1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary

    • March 26, 1924 "Premiere of Bernard Shaw's ""Saint Joan"", in London"

    • March 26, 1926 ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies

    • March 26, 1926 The first lip-reading tournament held in America

    • March 26, 1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA

    • March 26, 1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms

    • March 26, 1931 Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty

    • March 26, 1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capitol of British-Indies

    • March 26, 1934 Driving test introduced in the United Kingdom.

    • March 26, 1935 """RvJ"" Mitchell & Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire fighter aircraft decide on 8 .303 machine guns"

    • March 26, 1936 "200"" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech"

    • March 26, 1936 "Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska"

    • March 26, 1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

    • March 26, 1937 "Spinach growers of Crystal City TX, erect statue of Popeye"

    • March 26, 1937 William H Hastie becomes first black federal judge (Virgin Islands)

    • March 26, 1941 "HMS YORK, lost Eastern Mediterranean, in Suda Bay, north Crete - badly damaged by Italian explosive motor boats, beached and later wrecked by bombing"

    • March 26, 1941 The German Army High Command gives approval to RSHA and Heydrich on the tasks of SS murder squads (Einsatzgruppen) in occupied Poland.

    • March 26, 1942 20 tons of gelignite kills 21 in a stone quarry in Easton PA

    • March 26, 1942 "ADM King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet"

    • March 26, 1942 German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel-General Rommel

    • March 26, 1942 "The first ""Eichmann transport"" to Auschwitz & Birkenau Camps"

    • March 26, 1942 The first 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec

    • March 26, 1943 "Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean"

    • March 26, 1943 "Second Lieutenant Moananui-a-Kiwi NGARIMU, 28th NZ (Maori) Battalion, won the Victoria Cross at Tebaga Gap, Tunisia"

    • March 26, 1943 The first woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)

    • March 26, 1944 705 British bombers attack Essen

    • March 26, 1945 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine

    • March 26, 1945 Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima

    • March 26, 1945 Kamikazes attack US battle fleet near Kerama Retto

    • March 26, 1945 US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms

    • March 26, 1945 Venray soccer team forms

    • March 26, 1945 "World War II: In Iwo Jima, US forces declare Iwo Jima as ""secure."""

    • March 26, 1951 USAF flag approved

    • March 26, 1953 Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine to prevent polio [myelitis]

    • March 26, 1955 """Ballad of Davy Crockett"", becomes the #1 record in US"

    • March 26, 1956 Medic Alert Foundation forms

    • March 26, 1956 Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One

    • March 26, 1958 "30th Academy Awards-""Bridge on the River Kwai"", Alec Guinness & Joanne Woodward win"

    • March 26, 1958 "US Army launches America's third successful satellite, ""Explorer III"""

    • March 26, 1959 Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad vs West Indies age 15 years 124 days

    • March 26, 1960 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem

    • March 26, 1960 "Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami"

    • March 26, 1962 Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature

    • March 26, 1964 """Funny Girl"" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances"

    • March 26, 1965 "A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, ""30,000 Pounds of Bananas."""

    • March 26, 1966 Operation Jackstay in Navy's first amphibious assault in Vietnam's inland waters

    • March 26, 1967 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win

    • March 26, 1967 Ten thousand people gather for the Central Park Be-In.

    • March 26, 1968 Operation Bold Dragon III began in Mekong Delta

    • March 26, 1969 "Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV"

    • March 26, 1969 Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Netherlands goes into use

    • March 26, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • March 26, 1969 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched

    • March 26, 1970 """Minnie's Boys"" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances"

    • March 26, 1970 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945

    • March 26, 1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark

    • March 26, 1970 "Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) pleads guilty to ""taking immoral liberties"" with a 14 year old girl"

    • March 26, 1971 """Benny Hill Show"" tops TV ratings"

    • March 26, 1971 """Cannon"" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV"

    • March 26, 1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence

    • March 26, 1971 East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Liberation War begins.

    • March 26, 1973 "Soap opera ""The Young and the Restless"" premieres"

    • March 26, 1973 "Susan Shaw, is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange"

    • March 26, 1974 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 26, 1974 Romanian communist party names party leader Nicolae Ceausescu President

    • March 26, 1975 """Tommy"" premieres in London"

    • March 26, 1975 Ottawa raises minimum wage for federal employees from $2.20 to $2.60 per hour.

    • March 26, 1975 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.

    • March 26, 1976 American League approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M

    • March 26, 1976 "Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment."

    • March 26, 1976 "Wings release ""Wings at the Speed of Sound"" album"

    • March 26, 1977 "Elvis Costello releases his first record ""Less Than Zero"""

    • March 26, 1977 Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson

    • March 26, 1979 "Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, DC."

    • March 26, 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt

    • March 26, 1980 Bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police)

    • March 26, 1981 Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia

    • March 26, 1981 Soyuz T-4 lands

    • March 26, 1982 "A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, DC."

    • March 26, 1982 Ground-breaking in Washington DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    • March 26, 1982 "Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release ""Ebony & Ivory"" in the UK"

    • March 26, 1982 "Soap opera ""Capitol"" premieres"

    • March 26, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know

    • March 26, 1985 "In Ottawa Ontario Brian Mulroney 1939- announces that his government is ending the National Energy Program, Alberta starts singing ""Happy Days are Here Again"""

    • March 26, 1986 Geffen records signs Guns & Roses

    • March 26, 1987 Hyderabad beat Delhi on first innings to win Ranji Trophy

    • March 26, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Aswad - Don't Turn Around

    • March 26, 1989 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

    • March 26, 1990 "62nd Academy Awards: ""Driving Miss Daisy"", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win"

    • March 26, 1991 "Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, New York NY"

    • March 26, 1992 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

    • March 26, 1992 NHL New York Rangers clinch first NHL regular season championship in 50 years

    • March 26, 1994 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman

    • March 26, 1995 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins

    • March 26, 1995 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen

    • March 26, 1995 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup

    • March 26, 1995 "Ottawa passes legislation ordering 30,000 striking railway employees back to work"

    • March 26, 1995 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.

    • March 26, 1996 "Canada's Anik E-1 communications satellite suffers electronic fault in Space, loses 50% of its capacity."

    • March 26, 1997 NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan

    • March 26, 1997 Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.

    • March 26, 1998 "Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2."

    • March 26, 1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

    • March 26, 1999 "The ""Melissa worm"" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world."

    • March 26, 2000 Vladimir Putin is elected 2nd President of Russia.

    • March 26, 2005 "The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk."

    • March 26, 2006 "In Scotland, the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force."

    • March 26, 2006 "The military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital."

    • March 26, 2010 Now Mazda is DOOMED too - Toyota to supply key hybrid parts to Mazda - Nikkei







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