Today in History, English
Today in History, English

33541March 26Event1351 – Combat of the Thirty : Thirty Breton Knights call out and defeat thirty English Knights.
33542March 26Event1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.
33543March 26Event1552 – Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh guru.
33544March 26Event1636 – Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
33545March 26Event1812 – An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
33546March 26Event1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
33547March 26Event1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
33548March 26Event1839 – The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
33549March 26Event1881 – Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
33550March 26Event1885 – The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.
33551March 26Event1913 – Balkan Wars: Bulgarian forces capture Adrianople.
33552March 26Event1915 – Ice hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.
33553March 26Event1917 – World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
33554March 26Event1922 – The German Social Democratic Party is founded in Poland.
33555March 26Event1931 – Swissair is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.
33556March 26Event1931 – Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam.
33557March 26Event1934 – The United Kingdom driving test is introduced.
33558March 26Event1939 – Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war.
33559March 26Event1942 – World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
33560March 26Event1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.
33561March 26Event1958 – The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
33562March 26Event1958 – The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
33563March 26Event1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
33564March 26Event1970 – South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy
33565March 26Event1971 – East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
33566March 26Event1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko movement in India.
33567March 26Event1975 – The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
33568March 26Event1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
33569March 26Event1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
33570March 26Event1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..

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