March is the third month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It was originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar and named Martius
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. March 26 has its own special significance in India and world history.
March is the third month of the year in both the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It was named after the Roman god of war, Mars.
March starts on the same day of the week as February and November and ends on the same day of the week as June in common years.
The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on March 26. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 26 March:
- 1552: Guru Amardas became the third Guru of the Sikhs.
- 1770: English explorer Captain James Cook and HMS Endeavor his crew complete the circumnavigation of New Zealand.
- 1780: British newspapers Brit Gadget and Sunday Monitor are published for the first time on Sunday.
- 1812: A massive earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela’s largest city, destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed about 20,000 people.
- 1830: Book of Mormon, published in Palmara, New York.
- 1845: Adhesive medicated plaster granted patent.
- 1904: 80,000 protesters protest against the importation of Chinese workers in London’s Hyde Park.
- 1907: Mahadevi Varma, a famous Hindi poetess, was born in Farukhabad.
- 1943: Elsie S.Ott received the US Air Force Medal and became the first woman to receive this medal.
- 1953: Dr.Jonas Salk announces new vaccines to protect against polio.
- 1971: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared East Pakistan as Bangladesh as an independent country. Bangladesh celebrates Independence Day on 26 March.
- 1973: For the first time women were recruited on the London Stock Exchange, breaking the 200-year-old history.
- 1979: Israel and Egypt join hands on peace deal for 30-year ceasefire. This agreement was made by the US.
- 1983: US conducts nuclear test at Nawada.
- 2000: Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia.
- 2006: The 18th Commonwealth Games kick off in Melbourne, Australia.
- 2014: Tavi Roivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia.
Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day
- 1874: Robert Frost, an American poet.
- 1875: Syngman Rhee, the first President of South Korea.
- 1881: Guccio Gucci, an Italian businessman and fashion designer.
- 1898: Rudolf Dassler, the German founder of the sportswear company Puma.
- 1907: Mahadevi Verma, a Hindi poet, freedom fighter, and educationist from India.
- 1965: Prakash Raj, an Indian film actor.
- 1973: Larry Page, an American software engineer and co-founder of Google.
Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world
- 1827: Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer, and pianist.
- 1932: Henry Leland, an American machinist.
- 1996: K.K. Hebbar, an Indian artist.
- 2003: Haren Pandya, the former Home Minister of Gujarat.
- 2008: Baburao Bagul, an Indian-Marathi writer.
- 2012: Manik Godghate, Grace, an Indian poet.