What Happened on March 26

Historical Events

  • 1909 In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
  • 1942 First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps
  • 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent Polio, clinical trials began the next year
  • 1966 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago
  • 1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares its independence from Pakistan
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Mar 26 in Film & TV

  • 1953 "Ugetsu", Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, starring Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Kinuyo Tanaka, is released

Mar 26 in Music

Mar 26 in Sport

  • 1972 LA Lakers break NBA wins record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13), record will stand for 24 years

Did You Know?

Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid

On March 26, 1845

Would You Believe?

Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012

On March 26, 2015

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1960 Academy Award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage

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