On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pennsylvania, kills 21

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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BattleBattle 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


LoveWedding 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 MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 67
1942 Highlights

About March 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries