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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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)
- 1636Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
- 1830The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
- 1958The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
- 1967Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
- 1971East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
- 1979Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 1982A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held 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.
- 2001World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1866Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (d. 1941)
- 1874Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
- 1923Bob Elliott, American comedian
- 1934Alan Arkin, American actor
- 1941Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
- 1942Erica Jong, American author
- 1962Paul de Leeuw, Dutch television host
- 1963Roch Voisine, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1970Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
- 1987Jermichael Finley, American football player
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