Historical Events on March 26 (Part 2)

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  • 2001 Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets
  • 2005 The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.
  • 2005 "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose
  • 2006 In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
  • 2006 The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
  • 2006 18th Commonwealth Games close in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012 Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron

Music releaseMusic Single

2013 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

  • 2014 Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 2015 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2017 Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Aleksei Navalny
  • 2017 Mass protests in Chile over country's privatised pension system
  • 2017 Carrie Lam is first woman elected to lead Hong Kong by Beijing-influenced electorial commission