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Events and People Who Made History on March 26

11th Century

1027 - John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperor

12th Century

1147 - Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1150 - Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise

16th Century

1526 - King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
1534 - Lubeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea

17th Century

1636 - University of Utrecht opening ceremony
1668 - England takes control of Bombay India
1692 - King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands

18th Century

1780 - 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette and Sunday Monitor)
1790 - Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1793 - Pro-royalist uprising in Vendee region of France
1799 - Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine

19th Century

1804 - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1812 - Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
1821 - Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess," premieres in Vienna
1824 - 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
1839 - 1st Henley Royal Regatta
1845 - Joseph Francis, New York City, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 - Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1856 - NSW's 1st 1st-class game, vs. Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
1859 - 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1862 - Battle of La Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
1863 - Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1871 - Paris Commune founded
1872 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
1872 - Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher
1878 - Hastings College of Law founded
1878 - Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1885 - Eastman Film Co. manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 - Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1886 - 1st cremation in England
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
1895 - King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

20th Century

1903 - American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
1909 - August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti," premieres in Stockholm
1910 - U.S. forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
1910 - William H. Lewis appointed asst attorney general of U.S.
1913 - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1913 - Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, and Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
1915 - Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
1916 - Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1917 - Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st U.S. team to win Stanley Cup
1923 - Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
1924 - Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan," in London
1926 - ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies
1926 - The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1927 - Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
1927 - Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1930 - Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
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
1934 - Driving tests introduced in Britain
1935 - "RvJ" Mitchell and Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
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
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)
1938 - NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
1940 - Ernest Hemingway and Benjamin Glazer premiere in New York City
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
1943 - Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1943 - Elsie S. Ott becomes 1st woman awarded U.S. Air Force Medal
1944 - 705 British bombers attack Essen
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 - Kamikazes attack U.S. battle fleet near Kerama Retto
1945 - U.S. 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
1945 - Venray soccer team forms
1949 - 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
1951 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
1951 - USAF flag approved
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
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
1954 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1955 - "Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US
1956 - Medic Alert Foundation forms
1956 - Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
1958 - 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge over River Kwai," Woodward and Guinness win
1958 - U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1959 - Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad vs. WI age 15 years 124 days
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
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival
1962 - Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature
1964 - "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1,348 performances
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
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
1970 - 500th nuclear explosion announced by the U.S. since 1945
1970 - Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
1970 - "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 80 performances
1970 - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
1971 - Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1971 - "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
1971 - "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
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)
1972 - "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 144 performances
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
1974 - George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1974 - Romanian Communist Party names party leader Ceausescu president
1975 - "Tommy" premieres in London
1975 - Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win and NHL record of 17 straight loses
1976 - AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M
1976 - Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album
1977 - Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
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
1980 - Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
1981 - Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
1981 - Soyuz T-4 lands
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
1983 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
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)
1988 - Janet B. Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
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
1990 - 62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy," D Day-Lewis, J Tandy win
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
1992 - NHL New York Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
1994 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
1994 - Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60)
1994 - Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26)
1994 - Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
1994 - Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
1995 - 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
1995 - 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
1995 - "Defending the Caveman," opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 671 perf
1995 - Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
1995 - "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 56 performances
1996 - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld vs. Vic)
1997 - "Annie," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 - NHL announce Might Ducks and Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan

21st Century

2000 - 72nd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Billy Crystal hosts, American Beauty wins Best Picture, Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank win lead acting awards
2006 - Smoking is banned in restaurants and bars in Scotland


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