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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1636Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
- 1830The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
- 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.
- 1982A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
- 1995The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
- 1997Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
- 1998Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1875Syngman Rhee, South Korean politician (d. 1965)
- 1886Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
- 1906Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpeter (d. 1981)
- 1911Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
- 1913Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1996)
- 1925Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (d. 2010)
- 1949Patrick Süskind, German writer
- 1950Alan Silvestri, American film composer
- 1962John Stockton, American basketball player
- 1979Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
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