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March 26 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 26. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 590
    Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1027
    Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1169
    Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt.
  • 1344
    The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.
  • 1351
    Combat of the Thirty : Thirty Breton Knights call out and defeat thirty English Knights.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1812
    A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.
  • 1913
    Balkan Wars: Bulgarian forces capture Adrianople.
  • 1915
    Ice hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.
  • 1917
    World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
  • 1922
    The German Social Democratic Party is founded in Poland.
  • 1931
    Swissair is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.
  • 1931
    Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam.
  • 1934
    The United Kingdom driving test is introduced.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war.
  • 1942
    World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.
  • 1958
    The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
  • 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
  • 1970
    South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy
  • 1971
    East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the 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.

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