On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Charges of staging fake racist and homophobic attack dropped against Justin Smollet by Chicago prosecutors
  • European Parliament votes for changes to copyright laws, making internet companies responsible for copyright infringements
  • First organ transplant between a live HIV donor and an HIV recipient with a kidney transplant in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maker of Oxyconti, Purdue Pharma agrees to pay Oklahoma $270 million settlement ahead of trial accusing the company of fueling the opioid epidemic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Michelle Obama's biography "Becoming" sells over 10 million copies according to its publisher Bertelsmann

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • State of emergency declared in Rockland |County, New York, due to measles epidemic with unvaccinated children banned from public spaces for 30 days after 153 cases

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Stolen Pablo Picasso painting "Buste de Femme" (Dora Maar) (1938) recovered after 20 years by Dutch art detective

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso

Famous Deaths

  • Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), dies of cancer at 56