On This Day for 26th March

Historical Events

  • 1027 John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty
  • 1812 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die
  • 1871 Paris Commune founded
  • 1909 In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
  • 1942 First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps
  • 1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
  • 1953 Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

Did You Know?

Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid

On March 26th, 1845

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