March 26: Day of the Week
March 26, 2019 was the 85th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 280 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1913Balkan War: Bulgarian forces invade Adrianople.
- 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.
- 1975The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
- 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.
- 2001World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.
- 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)
- 1881Guccio Gucci, founder of The House of Gucci. (d. 1953)
- 1888Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
- 1929Edwin Turney, American businessman (d. 2008)
- 1952Didier Pironi, French Formula 1 driver (d. 1987)
- 1956Charly McClain, American singer
- 1968Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
- 1975Juvenile, American rapper
- 1985Keira Knightley, English actress
- 1990Yuya Takaki, Japanese actor and singer
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