Category: This Day In History March 26

Categories: This Day In History March


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This Day in History for March 26

Historic Events:

  • 1668 - England takes control of Bombay, India.
  • 1812 - Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die.
  • 1830 - The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1997 - Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.

Famous Birthdays:

  • 603 - Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque
  • 1876 - Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • 1944 - Diana Ross, [Earle], Detroit, (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany)

Famous Deaths:

  • 752 - Stephen II, Catholic Pope (3/22-26/752), dies
  • 1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56
  • 2005 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)

Person Profiles (8)

16 Dec 1899 Teddington, Middlesex, London, England, United Kingdom - 26 Mar 1973 photo
09 May 1909 Tweedside, Manners Sutton, York, New Brunswick, Canada - 26 Mar 1973 photo
11 Nov 1154 Coimbra, Portugal - 26 Mar 1212 photo
1940s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1950s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
31 May 1819 West Hills, Suffolk, New York, United States - 26 Mar 1892 photo
26 Mar 1911 Columbus, Mississippi, USA - 25 Feb 1983 photo




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