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March 26: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On March 26, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The 26th of March is the 85th day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates the creation of Swissair as well as the United States Army’s launch of the Explorer 3.

The date of March 26 falls under the sign of Aries. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Grey, Leslie Mann, T. R. Knight, and Keira Knightley are all born on March 26th. National Spinach Day is observed on March 26th.

Event

(March 26, 1944)
Diana Ross, an American pop singer and actress, was born. She rose to international fame as the leader of the vocal group the Supremes and later as a solo artist.

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(March 26, 1979)
On this day in 1979, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat signed the historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, which was based on the Camp David Accords, which were mediated by US President Jimmy Carter in September 1978.

(March 26, 1992)
Following a rape conviction in Indianapolis, Indiana, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced to six years in jail.

(March 26, 1997)
The bodies of 39 members of Heaven's Gate, an American religious group that believed in unidentified flying objects, were discovered by police; they had committed suicide, believing that a spaceship was on its way to take them to a better place.

(March 26, 2000)
Vladimir Putin, a Russian intelligence officer and politician, has been elected President of Russia.

(Died on March 26, 2018)
Fabrizio Frizzi, Italian television presenter (b. 1958).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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