What Happened on March 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21
  • First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Famous Birthdays

  • Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)