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Friday March 26, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1484
    William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
  • 1552
    Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
  • 1917
    World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Gaura 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.
  • 1975
    The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
  • 1997
    Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides.
  • 2001
    World Championship Wrestling is purchased by the World Wrestling Federation.

Who were born on March 26?

  • 1884
    Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (d. 1969)
  • 1893
    Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (d. 1964)
  • 1898
    Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Monty Berman, British film and television producer (d. 2006)
  • 1908
    Franz Stangl, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1971)
  • 1929
    Edwin Turney, American businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1947
    Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1968
    Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • 1981
    Josh Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1984
    David McGowan, English footballer

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