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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 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.

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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.

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March 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1808
    Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • 1830
    The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1881
    Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
  • 1934
    The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
  • 1958
    The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
  • 1971
    East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
  • 1975
    The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 26?

  • 1749
    William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
  • 1911
    Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Harry Rabinowitz, South African composer and conductor
  • 1925
    Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Harold Chapman, British photographer
  • 1957
    Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
  • 1959
    Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • 1961
    William Hague, British politician
  • 1963
    Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • 1982
    Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer

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