Today in History, English
Today in History, English

33586March 26Birth1634 – Domenico Freschi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1710)
33587March 26Birth1687 – Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (d. 1757)
33588March 26Birth1698 – Prokop Diviš, Czech priest, scientist and inventor (d. 1765)
33589March 26Birth1749 – William Blount, American politician (d. 1800)
33590March 26Birth1753 – Benjamin Thompson, American-French physicist and politician, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1814)
33591March 26Birth1773 – Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)
33592March 26Birth1794 – Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
33593March 26Birth1804 – David Humphreys Storer, American physician and academic (d. 1891)
33594March 26Birth1814 – Charles Mackay, Scottish anthologist, journalist, and author (d. 1889)
33595March 26Birth1845 – Juhan Maaker, Estonian bagpipe player (d. 1930)
33596March 26Birth1854 – Maurice Lecoq, French target shooter (d. 1925)
33597March 26Birth1856 – William Massey, Irish-New Zealand farmer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1925)
33598March 26Birth1859 – A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (d. 1936)
33599March 26Birth1859 – Adolf Hurwitz, German-Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1919)
33600March 26Birth1860 – André Prévost, French tennis player (d. 1919)
33571March 26Event1991 – Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
33572March 26Event1991 – Five South Korean boys, nicknamed the Frog Boys, disappear while hunting for frogs and are murdered in a case that remains unsolved.
33573March 26Event1991 – Local self-government is restored after three decades of centralized control in South Korea.
33574March 26Event1995 – The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
33575March 26Event1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides.
33576March 26Event1998 – Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: Fifty-two people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them children under the age of two.
33577March 26Event1999 – The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
33578March 26Event1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
33579March 26Event2005 – The Taiwanese government calls on one 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 demonstration.
33580March 26Event2010 – The ROKS Cheonan sinks off the west coast of South Korea near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen.
33581March 26Event2014 – A massive fire breaks out in Back Bay, Boston killing 2 firefighters and injuring at least 18 people.
33582March 26Birth1031 – Malcolm III of Scotland (d. 1093)
33583March 26Birth1516 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss botanist and zoologist (d. 1565)
33584March 26Birth1554 – Charles, Duke of Mayenne (d. 1611)
33585March 26Birth1584 – John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1635)

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