On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 2019

Historical Events

  • Charges of staging fake racist and homophobic attack dropped against Justin Smollett by Chicago prosecutors
  • European Parliament votes for changes to copyright laws, making internet companies responsible for copyright infringements
  • 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
Pablo Picasso

Famous Deaths

  • Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 73
  • Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), dies of cancer at 56
2019 Highlights

About March 26, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries