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 - Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 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
1909 - In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
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
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 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
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
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1942 - German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1943 - Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
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
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 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
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
Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas SalkMedical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk 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, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor
1958 - US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
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
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness 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
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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
1970 - The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
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)
1972 - William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
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
1979 - OPEC makes full 14.5% oil price increase for 1979 effective on April 1
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.
Actor Kevin SpaceyActor Kevin Spacey 2000 - 72nd Academy Awards - "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win
2001 - Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets
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
2013 - Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released
2014 - Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia

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