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!
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- Good Hair Day.
- Purple Day.
- Spinach Day.
- Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
- National Nougat Day
- National Spinach Day
- Earth Hour
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.
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).
1668: England takes control of Bombay, India in 1668.
1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru in 1552.
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.
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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