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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1026Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1636Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
- 1808Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
- 1881Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
- 1934The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz.
- 1976Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
- 1995The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
- 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?
- 1874Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
- 1913Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1996)
- 1950Martin Short, Canadian comedian
- 1954Curtis Sliwa, American anti-crime activist
- 1958Chris Codiroli, American baseball player
- 1973Lawrence E. Page, American search engine designer
- 1978Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
- 1980Son Ho Young, Korean singer
- 1983Michael Brendli, American professional wrestler
- 1987Steven Fletcher, Scottish footballer
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