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)
- 1484William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
- 1839The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
- 1934The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
- 1967Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
- 1979Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 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.
- 1999The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
- 2005The 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 demonstration.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1749William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
- 1875Syngman Rhee, South Korean politician (d. 1965)
- 1879Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
- 1926Ventsislav Yankov, Bulgarian pianist
- 1958Elio de Angelis, Italian racing driver (d. 1986)
- 1964Baz Warne, English guitarist (The Stranglers)
- 1966Michael Imperioli, American actor
- 1970Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
- 1971Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
- 1986Misty Stone, American pornographic actress and model
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