1351: 30 English knights are defeated by 30 Breton knights during the Combat of the 30.
1484: The translation of Aesop’s Fables is completed and printed by William Caxton.
1636: In the Netherlands, Utrecht University is established.
1812: The term “gerrymander” is termed by the Boston Gazette to reference the strangely shaped electoral districts that are designed to help incumbents keep their political seats.
1830: The first publication of the Book Of Mormon occurs in Palmyra, New York.
1917: 17,000 Turks block the advance of British forces at the First Battle of Gaza during World War I.
1922: In Poland, the German Social Democratic Party is founded.
1931: In Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is organized.
1942: The first female prisoners begin to arrive at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in German controlled Poland.
1945: The Battle of Iwo Jima comes to a conclusion during World War II after American soldiers and marines secure the island.
1958: The artificial satellite Explore 3 is launched by the U.S Army.
1997: Authorities discover almost 40 bodies at the Heaven’s Gate Mass suicide location.
2005: In opposition to the Anti-Secession Law imposed by the People’s Republic of China, around a quarter of a million Taiwanese demonstrators assemble in Taipei.
2017: Protests against corruption erupt in 99 Russian cities. A survey shows that 38% of Russians support the protests and almost two-thirds hold Putin personally responsible for this corruption at the highest echelons of government.
Famous Birthdays on March 26
American actor Strother Martin is born in 1919.
American comedian, screenwriter and actor, Bob Elliott is born in 1923.
American actor Alan Arkin is born in 1934.
English-American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Anthony James Leggett is born in 1938.
American actor James Caan is born in 1940
American lawyer and 60th Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is born in 1940.
American journalist and author, Bob Woodward is born in 1943.
American singer-songwriter Diana Ross is born in 1944.
American actor Johnny Crawford is born in 1946.
American singer-songwriter Steven Tyler is born in 1948.
American actress and comedienne, Vicki Lawrence is born in 1949.