March 26 in History – What happened on 26 March in Past

26 March - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on March 26, the day number in a year is 85 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 86. March 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

March 26 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
590Byzantine emperor Maurice proclaimed his son Theodosius as hisco-emperor.
1169Saladin was inaugurated as Emir of Egypt.
1344Reconquista: The Muslim city of Algeciras surrendered after a 21-month siege and was incorporated into the Kingdom of Castile.
1351War of the Breton Succession-Thirty knights each from France and England fought to determine who would rule the Duchy of Brittany,which later was celebrated as a noble display of the ideals of chivalry.
1484William Caxton printed the first English translation of Aesop's Fables.
1552Guru Amardas became the third Guru of the Sikhs.
1770English explorer Captain James Cook and HMS Endeavor his crew completed the circumnavigation of New Zealand.
1780British newspapers Brit Gadget and Sunday Monitor were first published on Sunday.
1812The Boston Gazette printed a political cartoon coining the term'gerrymander', named after Governor Elbridge Gerry's approval oflegislation that created oddly shaped electoral districts designed tohelp incumbents win reelection.
1812A massive earthquake in Venezuela's largest city of Caracas destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed about 20,000 people.
1830The Book of Mormon, the defining sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, was first published.
1830The Book of Mormon, Palmara, was published in New York.
1845Adhesive medicated plaster granted patent.
1885Feeling that Canada had failed to address the protection of their rights, the Métis people, led by Louis Riel, began the North-West Rebellion.
190480,000 protesters protested against the import of Chinese workers into Hyde Park, London.
1907Famous Hindi poetess Mahadevi Varma was born in Farukhabad.
1913First Balkan War-After a five-month siege, the Bulgarian Second Army captured the Ottoman city of Adrianople.
1917First World War-Attempting to advance into Palestine, British were defeated by Ottoman troops at the First Battle of Gaza.
1943Elsie S. Ott received the US Air Force Medal and became the first woman to receive this medal.
1953Jonas Salk announces the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children.
1953Dr. Jonas Salk announced new vaccines to protect against polio.
1971Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared East Pakistan as Bangladesh as an independent country. Bangladesh celebrates Independence Day on 26 March.
1973The first episode of The Young and the Restless was broadcast,eventually becoming the most watched daytime drama on American Television from 1988 onwards.
1973The women were recruited for the first time, breaking the 200-year-old history on the London Stock Exchange.
1974A group of peasant women in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand,India, used their bodies to surround trees in order to prevent logger from feeling them, giving rise to the Chipko movement.
1978Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protesters destroyed much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
1979By signing the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, Egypt became the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel.
1979Israel and Egypt join hands on peace deal for 30-year-long ceasefire. This agreement was made by the US.
1983The US conducted a nuclear test in Nawada.
1992Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on rape charges.
1995‘Defending the Caveman’ opens at Helen Hayes Theatre New York City with 671 performances.
1997Police in Rancho Santa Fe, California, discovered the bodies of 39 members of Heaven's Gate who had died in an apparent cult suicide.
1999Jack Kevorkian, an American advocate for and practitioner of physician-assisted suicide, was found guilty of murder in the death of a terminally ill patient.
2000Bill Crystal hosted the 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony. American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank wins lead acting awards.
2000Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia.
2006Smoking is banned in bars and restaurants of Scotland.
2006The 18th Commonwealth Games kick off in Melbourne, Australia.
2010Iran calls upon Muslims around the world to act in protest in response to Israel’s plans to build in East Jerusalem.
2011Tokyo reports that levels of radiation in its water supply have returned to normal.
2011Hundreds of thousands march in Trafalgar Square to protest government budget cuts in London.
2012Campbell Newman is sworn in as Australia’s new Premier of Queensland by following a landslide victory.
2013David Miliband announces plans to resign as Britain Foreign Secretary and move to U.S state of New York to head the International Rescue Committee.
2014Beijing issues air pollution warnings advising limited outdoor activity as particular concentration (PM 2.5) measures 309 over 12 times the World Health Organisation standard.
2014A second dwarf planet is discovered between the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt which is an area previously considered as a no man’s land. The planet 2012 VP-113, measures about 280 miles across the first Sedna about 600 miles across, was discovered in 2003.
2014Tavi Roivas became the Prime Minister of Estonia.



Famous Birthdays of March 26:

YearName / Profession / Country
1940Nancy Pelosi / Politician / United States of America
1957Fiona Bruce / Politician / Scotland
1940Nancy Pelosi / Politician / United States of America
1964Martin Donnelly / Racing Car Driver / Ireland
1954Dorothy Porter / Poet / Australia
1960Jennifer Grey / Actress / United States of America
1898Charles Shadwell / Conductor / United Kingdom
1969Alessandro Moscardi / Rugby Player / Italy
1966Nick Wirth / Engineer / United Kingdom
1953Elaine Chao / Politician / Taiwan
1950Teddy Pendergrass / Writer / United States of America
1971Behzad Ghorbani / Zoologist / Iran
1938Norman Ackroyd / Painter / United Kingdom
1933Acharya Kuber Nath Rai / Writer / India
1984Marco Stier / Footballer / Germany
1985Prosper Utseya / Cricketer / Zimbabwe
1948Steven Tyler / Actor / United States of America
1904Xenophon Zolotas / Politician / Greece
1875Syngman Rhee / Politician / South Korea
1981Baruch Dego / Footballer / Israel
1949Vicki Lawrence / Actress / United States of America
1943Mustafa Kalemli / Politician / Turkey
1974Michael Peca / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1906Rafael Méndez / Composer / Mexico
1925Vesta Roy / Politician / United States of America
1852Élémir Bourges / Author / France
1856William Massey / Politician / New Zealand
1937Wayne Embry / Basketball Player / United States of America
1981Massimo Donati / Footballer / Italy
1949Ernest Lee Thomas / Actor / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 26 मार्च की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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