March 26: Day of the Week
March 26, 2017 was the 85th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 280 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
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March 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1808Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
- 1830The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
- 1881Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
- 1934The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
- 1958The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
- 1971East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
- 1975The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
- 1998Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
- 1999A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1749William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
- 1911Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
- 1916Harry Rabinowitz, South African composer and conductor
- 1925Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (d. 2010)
- 1927Harold Chapman, British photographer
- 1957Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
- 1959Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
- 1961William Hague, British politician
- 1963Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
- 1982Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
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