About March 26

March 26, 2020 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.

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Aries is the sun 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.

What Happened On March 26

  • 1026
    Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1552
    Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
  • 1636
    Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
  • 1808
    Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • 1812
    An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1839
    The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
  • 1881
    Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
  • 1917
    World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
  • 1958
    The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
  • 1958
    The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
  • 1967
    Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
  • 1974
    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.
  • 1982
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1997
    Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
  • 1998
    Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
  • 1999
    A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 1999
    The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • 2001
    World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.
  • 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 demonstration.

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