About March 26

March 26, 2021 is the 85th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 280 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 312 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 26

  • 1552
    Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
  • 1636
    Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
  • 1812
    An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1830
    The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1839
    The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
  • 1881
    Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
  • 1934
    The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
  • 1967
    Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
  • 1971
    East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
  • 1979
    Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
  • 1991
    Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
  • 1995
    The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
  • 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.

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