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

  • 1026
    Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1484
    William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Balkan War: Bulgarian forces invade Adrianople.
  • 1917
    World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
  • 1934
    The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
  • 1958
    The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
  • 1982
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1995
    The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
  • 1999
    The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • 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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