March 26: Day of the Week
March 26, 2021 was the 85th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 280 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1484William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
- 1552Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
- 1917World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
- 1958The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
- 1971East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
- 1974Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
- 1975The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
- 1997Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
- 2001World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1884Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (d. 1969)
- 1893Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (d. 1964)
- 1898Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
- 1905Monty Berman, British film and television producer (d. 2006)
- 1908Franz Stangl, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1971)
- 1929Edwin Turney, American businessman (d. 2008)
- 1947Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
- 1968Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
- 1981Josh Wilson, American baseball player
- 1984David McGowan, English footballer
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