Historical Events on 26th March

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1027 - John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty
1147 - Jewish community in Cologne fasts to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1484 - William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1526 - King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
1534 - Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea
1552 - Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
1636 - University of Utrecht opening ceremony
1668 - England takes control of Bombay, India
1692 - King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
1780 - 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
1790 - US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1793 - Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
1799 - Napolean captures Jaffa, Palestine
1804 - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1808 - Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
1812 - Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die
1821 - Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna
1824 - 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
1830 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1839 - 1st Henley Royal Regatta
1845 - Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 - Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1852 - Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
1856 - NSW's 1st 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
1859 - 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1862 - Battle of La Glorieta Pass, NM Terr (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
1863 - Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1871 - Paris Commune founded
1872 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
1872 - Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
1878 - Hastings College of Law founded in California
1878 - Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1881 - Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
1885 - Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
Politician Louis RielPolitician Louis Riel 1885 - Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1886 - 1st cremation in England
1889 - Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England
1889 - Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) v South Africa at Newlands
1889 - South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England
1895 - King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
1900 - 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)
1903 - American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
1909 - August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
1910 - US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1910 - William H Lewis appointed asst attorney general of US
1913 - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1913 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
1915 - Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
1916 - Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1917 - Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
1923 - Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
1924 - Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
1926 - ACD de Graeff appointed gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1926 - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1927 - Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
1927 - Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1930 - Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
1931 - Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
1931 - Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
1931 - New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
1934 - Driving tests introduced in Britain
1935 - "RvJ" Mitchell & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
1936 - 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
1936 - 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
1936 - Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1937 - Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat
1937 - Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
1937 - William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
1938 - NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway 1940 - Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC
1942 - 1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps
1942 - 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
1942 - Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21
1942 - German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
1943 - 1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)
1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1943 - Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1944 - 705 British bombers attack Essen
1945 - British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945 - De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34
1945 - Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945 - Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima
1945 - Kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Kerama Retto
1945 - US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
1945 - Venray soccer team forms
1949 - 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
1951 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 1951 - USAF flag approved
1952 - 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
1952 - F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich
1953 - Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1955 - "Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the #1 record in US
1956 - Medic Alert Foundation forms
1956 - Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
1958 - 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Woodward & Guinness best actress/actor
1958 - US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas SalkMedical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk 1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
1959 - Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad v WI age 15 yrs 124 days
1960 - Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem
1960 - Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
1960 - USC captures NCAA swimming title
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival
1962 - Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg
1964 - "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances
1965 - A 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."
1967 - 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
1969 - Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1969 - Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Neth goes into use
1969 - Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
1970 - "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances
1970 - 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
1970 - Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
1970 - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
1971 - "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
1971 - "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
1971 - Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1972 - "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 perfs
1972 - Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
1972 - LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
1973 - 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
1973 - Soap "Young & Restless" premieres
1973 - Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
1973 - UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman 1974 - George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela
1974 - Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
1975 - "Tommy" premieres in London
1975 - Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
1975 - The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
1976 - AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
1976 - Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
1976 - Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1977 - Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
1977 - Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson
1979 - 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich State beats Indiana St 75-64
1979 - Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt
1979 - Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
1979 - Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
1980 - Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
1981 - Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
1981 - Soyuz T-4 lands
1982 - Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 1982 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK
1982 - Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Geffen records signs Guns & Roses
1987 - August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in NYC
1987 - Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1987 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
1987 - Natl Fed of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)
1988 - Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
1989 - 1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1989 - Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1990 - 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win
1991 - Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
1991 - Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
1991 - Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
1991 - Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
1992 - Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1992 - NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
1994 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
1994 - Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
1994 - Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
1994 - Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
1995 - "Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 perf
1995 - "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1995 - 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
1995 - 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
1995 - Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
1995 - The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
1996 - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
1996 - The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
1997 - "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 - NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
1997 - Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
1998 - Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
1999 - The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
1999 - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
2000 - 72nd Academy Awards - "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win
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 walk.
2006 - In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
2006 - The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
2012 - Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal
Writer/Director James CameronWriter/Director James Cameron 2012 - Canadian Film maker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years
2014 - Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia

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