26 March

26 March

March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 280 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 26th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Good Hair Day.
  • Purple Day.
  • Spinach Day.
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • National Nougat Day
  • National Spinach Day
  • Earth Hour

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 26

2000: Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia

The ex-KGB officer has been lauded for leading Russia out of the 1990 economic crisis and criticized for building a regime that many have described as authoritarian and undemocratic.

1995: The Schengen Agreement enters into force

Within the Schengen Area, which encompasses most of Europe, regular border checks have been abolished.

1991: 4 South American countries establish Mercosur

Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay were the founding members of the Southern Common Market.

1979: The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty is signed

Egypt’s President Anwar al-Sadat and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the treaty, which ended 30 years of war between the 2 countries.

1975: The Biological Weapons Convention comes into effect

The treaty bans the development, production and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons. It has now been ratified by most countries worldwide.

1964: South African Army Pilots claimed the Airforce pilots (flying) could never make them hit the deck, South Africa. 1964.

1964: South African Army Pilots claimed the Airforce pilots (flying) could never make them hit the deck, South Africa. 1964.

Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, 1902

Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, 1902

1900: Swordmaker in Damascus, Syria (c.1900)

1791: 1st British Sunday newspaper appears. The Observer, first published on 4 December 1791, was the world’s first Sunday newspaper.

1862: Lohana women in western India (c. 1855–1862).

Lohana women in western India (c. 1855–1862).

1668: England takes control of Bombay, India in 1668.

1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru in 1552.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 26

1944: Diana Ross, American singer, actress

1941: Richard Dawkins, Kenyan/English biologist

1940: Nancy Pelosi, American politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1925: Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, conductor

1874: Robert Frost, American poet, playwright

Larry Paige was born.

Richard Dawkins was born.

Archana Puran Singh was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 26

1984: Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea

1973: Noël Coward, English actor, playwright, composer

1902: Cecil Rhodes, English/South African businessman, politician, founded De Beers

1892: Walt Whitman, American poet, author

1827: Ludwig van Beethoven, German pianist, composer

Eazy E died.

Ludwig Van Beethoven died.

David Packard died.


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