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1974George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

199062nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

19891st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

1937Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

1992Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

1982Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

195830th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

1976Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

1885Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask

1945Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

1945De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

2012Canadian Film maker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

1945British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

1953Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

2013Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

1942German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

1940Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC

March 26th Historical Events
Date Event
1027
John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty 
1147
Jewish community in Cologne fasts to commemorate anti-Jewish violence 
1484
William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables. 
1526
King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France 
1534
Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea 
1552
Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru. 
1636
University of Utrecht opening ceremony 
1668
England takes control of Bombay, India 
1692
King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands 
1780
1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor) 
1790
US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency 
1793
Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France 
1799
Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine 
1804
Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana 
1804
Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase 
1808
Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII. 
1812
Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die 
1821
Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna 
1824
1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" 
1830
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York. 
1839
1st Henley Royal Regatta 
1845
Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat 
1845
Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid 
1852
Decree regarding streets of Paris passed 
1856
NSW's 1st 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won 
1859
1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury 
1862
Battle of La Glorieta Pass, NM Terr (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 in California 
1878
Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens 
1881
Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again. 
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 v England 
1889
Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) v South Africa at Newlands 
1889
South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England 
1895
King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day 
1900
1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam) 
1903
American Hotel opens in Amsterdam 
1909
August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm 
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 
1910
US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick 
1910
William H Lewis appointed asst attorney general of US 
1913
Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War 
1913
Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & 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 US 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 gov-gen 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 & 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 & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire 
1936
1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio 
1936
200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech 
1936
Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska 
1937
Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat 
1937
Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, 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 & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC 
1942
1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps 
1942
1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec 
1942
Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21 
1942
German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel 
1943
Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean 
1943
Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal 
1944
705 British bombers attack Essen 
1945
British premier Winston 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
Kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Kerama Retto 
1945
US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms 
1945
Venray soccer team forms 
1949
11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: 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
US 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 on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor 
1958
US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III" 
1958
The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris. 
1959
Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad v WI age 15 yrs 124 days 
1960
Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem 
1960
Orioles-Reds series planned 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 leg 
1964
"Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances 
1965
A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas." 
1967
21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & 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 Neth goes into use 
1969
Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched 
1970
"Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances 
1970
500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945 
1970
Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark 
1970
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl 
1970
The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force 
1971
"Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings 
1971
"Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV 
1971
Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence 
1972
"Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 perfs 
1972
Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic 
1972
LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13) 
1972
William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 
1973
35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76 
1973
Soap "Young & 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 in Caracas, Venezuela 
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 & NHL record of 17 straight loses 
1975
The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force. 
1976
AL approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7M 
1976
Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album 
1976
Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment. 
1977
Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero" 
1977
Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson 
1979
41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich State beats Indiana St 75-64 
1979
Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt 
1979
Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak 
1979
Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it 
1979
OPEC makes full 14.5% oil price increase for 1979 effective on April 1 
1980
Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police) 
1981
Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia 
1981
Soyuz T-4 lands 
1982
Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
1982
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK 
1982
Soap opera "Capitol" premieres 
1983
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1986
Geffen records signs Guns & Roses 
1987
August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in NYC 
1987
Hyderabad beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
1987
NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit 
1987
Natl Fed 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 USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins 
1989
Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
1990
62nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win 
1991
Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC 
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
Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington 
1992
NHL NY 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 world record 5 km ladies (7:03.26) 
1994
Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14:22.60) 
1994
Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo 
1995
"Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 perf 
1995
"Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 perfs 
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 
1995
The Schengen Treaty goes into effect. 
1996
Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic) 
1996
The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia. 
1997
"Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
1997
NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan 
1997
Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. 
1998
Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2. 
1999
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world. 
1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man. 
2000
72nd Academy Awards - "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win 
2001
Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets 
2005
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk. 
2006
In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force. 
2006
The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital. 
2012
Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal 
2012
Canadian Film maker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years 
2013
Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released 
2014
Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia 
2016
Pope on Good Friday Decries Terror Profaning God's Name 
2016
US health officials tell couples exposed to Zika to wait to conceive 
2016
Cuba: Crowds gather for landmark Rolling Stones concert 
2016
Iraq violence: 'IS suicide attack' kills 29 in football match 
2017
Blasts Kill 3 as Bangladeshi Troops Raid Militant Hide-Out 
2017
Dubai World Cup: Arrogate wins $10m race 
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