March 26 Events

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March 26th, 2006 (March 26 2006)EventIn Scotland, the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
March 26th, 2006 (March 26 2006)EventThe military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation s capital.
March 26th, 2005 (March 26 2005)EventThe 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 walk.
March 26th, 1999 (March 26 1999)EventThe "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
March 26th, 1999 (March 26 1999)EventA jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.Jack Kevorkian Quotes
March 26th, 1998 (March 26 1998)EventOued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
March 26th, 1997 (March 26 1997)EventThirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven s Gate cult suicides.
March 26th, 1996 (March 26 1996)EventThe International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
March 26th, 1995 (March 26 1995)EventThe Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
March 26th, 1982 (March 26 1982)EventA groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, DC.
March 26th, 1979 (March 26 1979)EventAnwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, DC.Menachem Begin Quotes
March 26th, 1977 (March 26 1977)EventFocus on the Family is founded by Dr. James DobsonJames Dobson Quotes
March 26th, 1976 (March 26 1976)EventQueen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
March 26th, 1975 (March 26 1975)EventThe Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
March 26th, 1971 (March 26 1971)EventEast Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People s Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
March 26th, 1967 (March 26 1967)EventTen thousand people gather for the Central Park Be-In.
March 26th, 1965 (March 26 1965)EventA truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."Harry Chapin Quotes
March 26th, 1958 (March 26 1958)EventThe United States Army launches Explorer 3.
March 26th, 1958 (March 26 1958)EventThe African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
March 26th, 1953 (March 26 1953)EventJonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.Jonas Salk Quotes
March 26th, 1945 (March 26 1945)EventWorld War II: In Iwo Jima, US forces declare Iwo Jima "secure."
March 26th, 1942 (March 26 1942)EventWorld War II: In Poland, Auschwitz receives its first female prisoners.
March 26th, 1934 (March 26 1934)EventDriving test introduced in the United Kingdom.
March 26th, 1917 (March 26 1917)EventWorld War I: First Battle of GazaBritish troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
March 26th, 1913 (March 26 1913)EventBalkan War: Bulgarian forces take Adrianople.
March 26th, 1881 (March 26 1881)EventThessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
March 26th, 1852 (March 26 1852)EventDecree regarding streets of Paris passed
March 26th, 1839 (March 26 1839)EventThe first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
March 26th, 1830 (March 26 1830)EventThe Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
March 26th, 1812 (March 26 1812)EventAn earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
March 26th, 1808 (March 26 1808)EventCharles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
March 26th, 1636 (March 26 1636)EventUtrecht University is founded in The Netherlands.
March 26th, 1552 (March 26 1552)EventGuru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
March 26th, 1484 (March 26 1484)EventWilliam Caxton printed his translation of Aesop s Fables.
March 26th, 1026 (March 26 1026)EventPope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.

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