On This Day in History for March 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 145 of 145

  • 1972 William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • 1973 Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • 1974 Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
  • 1975 "Tommy" premieres in London
  • 1975 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • 1976 AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M

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1976 Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1977 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
  • 1977 Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson
  • 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt
  • 1979 Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
  • 1979 OPEC makes full 14.5% oil price increase for 1979 effective on April 1
  • 1981 Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo, Yugoslavia
  • 1981 Soyuz T-4 lands
  • 1982 Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1985 Pope John Paul II proclaims first ever World Youth Day

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1987 August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in NYC
  • 1987 Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1987 NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
  • 1987 National Federation of State High School Associations adopt the college 3 point shot (21 feet)
  • 1988 Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1989 1st free elections in USSR; 190 million votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1991 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
  • 1991 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
  • 1994 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
  • 1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
  • 1994 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
  • 1994 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • 1995 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
  • 1995 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
  • 1996 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
  • 1997 Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
  • 1998 Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
  • 1999 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • 1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 102 of 102

  • 1984 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean crickaeter
  • 1986 Jessica McClure, baby trapped in Texas well in 1988

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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