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Sunday March 26, 2017

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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1636
    Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
  • 1830
    The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1958
    The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
  • 1967
    Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
  • 1971
    East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
  • 1979
    Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
  • 1982
    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1998
    Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
  • 1999
    A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 2001
    World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.

Who were born on March 26?

  • 1866
    Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (d. 1941)
  • 1874
    Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
  • 1923
    Bob Elliott, American comedian
  • 1934
    Alan Arkin, American actor
  • 1941
    Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • 1942
    Erica Jong, American author
  • 1962
    Paul de Leeuw, Dutch television host
  • 1963
    Roch Voisine, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1970
    Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
  • 1987
    Jermichael Finley, American football player

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