Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - March 26th

1981 - Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer

1973 - Lawrence E. Page, American Internet search engine pioneer

1963 - Roch Voisine, Canadian singer andsongwriter

1960 - Jennifer Grey, American actress

1951 - Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1949 - Patrick Süßkind, German writer

1943 - Bob Woodward, American journalist

1935 - Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority

1925 - Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor

1917 - Rufus Thomas, American musician (d. 2001)

1914 - Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)

1904 - Xenophon Zolotas, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

1882 - Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1940)

1868 - King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)

Died on this day - March 26th

2005 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)

2003 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)

1996 - David Packard, American engineer and businessman (b. 1912)

1984 - Ahmed Sekou Toure, President of Guinea (b. 1922)

1969 - John Kennedy Toole, American author (b. 1937)

1933 - Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)

1920 - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)

1814 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French inventor of the guillotine (b. 1738)

1726 - Sir John Vanbrugh, English dramatist and architect (b. 1664)

1517 - Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer

Events on this day - March 26th

1999 - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

1982 - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, DC.

1958 - The United States Army launches Explorer III.

1934 - Driving test introduced in the United Kingdom.

1808 - Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.



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