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)
- 1636Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
- 1812An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
- 1839The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
- 1913Balkan War: Bulgarian forces invade Adrianople.
- 1917World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
- 1958The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
- 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.
- 1999The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
Who were born on March 26?
- 1749William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
- 1934Alan Arkin, American actor
- 1942Erica Jong, American author
- 1953Elaine Chao, American member of the George W. Bush Administration
- 1957Paul Morley, English music journalist and musician
- 1962Eric Allan Kramer, American actor
- 1964Martin Donnelly, Irish race car driver
- 1972Jason Maxwell, American baseball player
- 1977Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1987Jermichael Finley, American football player
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