March 26 Events in History - March 26 Birthdays - March 26 Deaths
2015 Shiite militia forces in Iraq boycott the fight against ISIS in Tikrit to protest U.S. airstrikes; the U.S. was responding to a request from the Iraqi government, but militias are concerned that the U.S. will receive credit for their work to date
2014 Beijing issues air pollution warnings, advising limited outdoor activity as particulate concentration (PM 2.5) measures 309, over 12 times the World Health Organization standard
2014 A second dwarf planet is discovered between the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt, an area previously considered a no-man's land; the planet, 2012 VP-113, measures about 280 miles across; the first, Sedna, about 600 miles across, was discovered in 2003
2013 David Milliband announces plans to resign as Britain's Foreign Secretary and move to U.S. state of New York to head the International Rescue Committee
2013 Days after a new U.S.-South Korea military pact, North Korea issues new threats to strike targets in Hawaii, Guam, South Korea and the U.S. mainland
2012 London-based Tullow Oil discovers oil in Kenya
2012 Following a landslide victory, Campbell Newman is sworn in as Australia's new Premier of Queensland
2011 Tokyo reports that levels of radiation in its water supply have returned to normal
2011 In London, England, hundreds of thousands march in Trafalgar Square to protest government budget cuts
2010 Iran calls upon Muslims around the world to act in protest in response to Israel's plans to build in East Jerusalem
2006 Smoking is banned in restaurants and bars in Scotland
2000 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank win lead acting awards
1997 "Annie," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 NHL announce Might Ducks and Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
1996 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld vs. Vic)
1995 "Defending the Caveman," opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 671 perf
1995 "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 56 performances
1995 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
1995 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
1995 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
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 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
1994 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
1992 NHL New York Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
1991 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street and Lexington Ave, New York City
1991 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner," premieres in London
1991 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
1991 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
1990 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy," D Day-Lewis, J Tandy win
1989 1st free elections in U.S.S.R.; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1989 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1988 Janet Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
1987 August Wilson's "Fences," premieres in New York City
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 High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)
1986 Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release "Ebony and Ivory" in the U.K.
1982 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
1981 Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
1981 Soyuz T-4 lands
1980 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
1979 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
1979 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan State beats Indiana State. 75-64
1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
1979 Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
1979 Padres and Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
1977 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
1976 AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
1976 Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
1975 "Tommy" premieres in London
1975 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win and NHL record of 17 straight loses
1974 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1974 Romanian Communist Party names party leader Ceausescu president
1973 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
1973 Soap "Young and Restless" premieres
1973 Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
1973 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
1972 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 144 performances
1972 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
1972 Los Angeles Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
1971 "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
1971 "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1970 "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 80 performances
1970 500th nuclear explosion announced by the U.S. since 1945
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
1970 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
1969 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1969 Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Netherlands goes into use
1969 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
1967 21st Tony Awards: Homecoming and Cabaret win
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio
1964 "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1,348 performances
1962 Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival
1960 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem
1960 Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami
1960 USC captures NCAA swimming title
1959 Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad vs. WI age 15 years 124 days
1958 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge over River Kwai," Woodward and Guinness win
1958 U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1956 Medic Alert Foundation forms
1956 Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
1952 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St. Johns 80-63
1952 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi," premieres in Munich
1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
1951 USAF flag approved
1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
1945 Kamikazes attack U.S. battle fleet near Kerama Retto
1945 British premier Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34
1945 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945 Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima
1945 U.S. 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
1945 Venray soccer team forms
1944 705 British bombers attack Essen
1943 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1943 Elsie S. Ott becomes 1st woman awarded U.S. Air Force Medal
1942 1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps
1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
1942 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton Pennsylvania, kills 21
1942 German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel General Rommel
1940 Ernest Hemingway and Benjamin Glazer premiere in New York City
1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice and replace his 40 with 36 oz bat
1937 Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye
1937 William H. Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
1936 1st parliamentary debate on New Zealand radio
1936 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech
1936 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1935 "RvJ" Mitchell and Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
1934 Driving tests introduced in Britain
1931 Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
1931 Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
1930 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1926 ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies
1926 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1924 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan," in London
1923 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
1917 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st U.S. team to win Stanley Cup
1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1915 Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
1913 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1913 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, and Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
1910 U.S. forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
1910 William H. Lewis appointed asst attorney general of U.S.
1909 August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti," premieres in Stockholm
1903 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
1889 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa vs. England
1889 Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 and 8-11) vs. South Africa at Newlands
1889 South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 vs. England
1886 1st cremation in England
1885 Eastman Film Co. manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1878 Hastings College of Law founded
1878 Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1872 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
1872 Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher
1871 Paris Commune founded
1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1862 Battle of La Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
1859 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1856 NSW's 1st 1st-class game, vs. Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
1845 Joseph Francis, New York City, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1839 1st Henley Royal Regatta
1824 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
1821 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess," premieres in Vienna
1812 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1799 Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
1793 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendee region of France
1790 Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1780 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette and Sunday Monitor)
1692 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
1668 England takes control of Bombay India
1636 University of Utrecht opening ceremony
1534 Lubeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea
1526 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
1147 Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1027 John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperor