This Day in History-March 26

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March 26

Multiple decades have passed, each day having a unique lesson for us to learn. History is filled with breakthroughs, wars, peace treaties, human rights, and many such events that help us understand patterns, how civilizations existed and functioned. Let’s go back and see what important events occurred on this day in history- March 26.

What Happened in India on March 26?

Credits – LatestLY

1552: Third Sikh guru
Guru Amar Das became the Third Sikh Guru on March 26 1552.

1668: Capturing Bombay
England took control of Bombay, India.

1804: Indian Removal
Congress ordered the removal of the Indians from the east of Mississippi to Louisiana.

1931: New Delhi as the capital of British-Indies
New Delhi replaced Calcutta as the capital of British-Indies by King George V, the then Emperor of India on March 26 1931.

1980: Bombay’s 1st rock concert
Bombay got its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police).

This Day in History Around the World

Credits – Rajya Sabha TV

1027: Holy Roman Emperor
 Pope John XIX crowned Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor who was the founder of the Salian dynasty.

1169: Emir of Egypt
 Saladin became the emir of Egypt on March 26.

1484:  Aesop’s Fables
William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables.

1799: Jaffa, Palestine
 Napoleon captured Jaffa, Palestine.

1812: Earthquake devastates Caracas, Venezuela
An earthquake measured 7.7 on the Richter scale destroyed 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, and kills an estimated 15,000–20,000 people.

1845: Patent for Adhesive Plaster
Patent granted for adhesive medicated plaster, the precursor of the band-aid.

1863: Emancipation of slaves
 Voters in West Virginia approved the gradual emancipation of slaves on March 26 1863.

1896: New Zealand’s worst industrial accident
An explosion at the Brunner Mine near Greymouth, New Zealand killed 65 coal miners.

1917: World War I
First Battle of Gaza: British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance on March 26 1917.

1931: Iraq’s Peach Treaty
 Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign the peace treaty.

1937:  Statue of Popeye
 Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas erect statue of Popeye.

1971: Forming of Bangladesh 
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to form Bangladesh.

1979: Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy Carter sign the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.

1973: First woman at LSE
Susan Shaw is the first woman in 171 years in London’s Stock exchange on March 26 1973.

1976: First royal email
Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

1997: Heaven’s Gate mass suicides
 Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate’s cult suicides.

2017:  Russia’s anti-corruption protests
Russia’s anti-corruption protests take place in 99 cities and The Levada Center survey showed that 38% of surveyed Russians supported protests and that 67 percent held Putin personally responsible for high-level corruption.

2017:  Protests in Chile
 Mass protests in Chile over the country’s privatized pension system on March 26 2017.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1946: Ravi Zacharias (Indian-born Apologist)
  • 1907: Mahadevi Varma (Indian Poet)
  • 1985: Keira Knightley (Actress)
  • 1940: James Caan (Actor)

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