March 26: Day of the Week
March 26, 2017 is the 85th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 280 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1026Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1839The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
- 1913Balkan War: Bulgarian forces invade Adrianople.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
- 1958The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
- 1976Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
- 1982A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
- 1991Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
- 1997Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
- 1998Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1859Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
- 1866Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (d. 1941)
- 1906Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpeter (d. 1981)
- 1914William Westmoreland, American military commander (d. 2005)
- 1919Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
- 1923Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
- 1946Alain Madelin, French politician
- 1957Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
- 1966Nick Wirth, British engineer
- 1987YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
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