A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 26th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 26, 1934, the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland instituted their first ever practical examination of automobile drivers’ competence in order to be issued a driver’s license.
On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate awaited transport for their souls to a waiting UFO with $5.75 in each person’s pants pocket to pay for tolls!
On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the “Heaven’s Gate” cult were found to have committed suicide with the intention of being picked up by an alien spacecraft and taken somewhere into outer space where they presumably would find eternal happiness.
On March 26, 1998, in the Algerian town of Oued Bouaicha, 15 guerilla fighters of an anti-government Islamic group used knives and axes to chop 52 people to death, including 32 babies and toddlers less than 2 years old.
On March 26, 1999, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, alias “Dr. Death,” was convicted of second-degree murder in Michigan for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection at the man’s request.
On March 26, 2008, Allen3 nominated the article titled “Creepypasta” for deletion from Wikipedia.
On March 26, 2017, 99 Russian cities saw thousands of protesters objecting to the mass corruption of the Russian kleptocracy led by Vladimir Putin.
On March 26, 2020, not only Popeye the Sailor Man but all Americans should have been celebrating National Spinach Day.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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