Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 26

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This is a list of selected March 26 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 26, 2019 featured article or the March 26, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1027Pope John XIX crowned Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. no footnotes
1169Saladin was inaugurated as vizier of Egypt. refimprove section
1484William Caxton printed the first English translation of Aesop's Fables. Caxton: date not in article; Fables: refimprove section
1636Utrecht University, one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe, was established. refimprove
1871 – The Paris Commune was formally established in Paris. Featured on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 18
1881Domnitor Carol I was proclaimed the first King of Romania, beginning the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty. needs more footnotes
1913First Balkan War: After a five-month siege, the Bulgarian Second Army captured the Ottoman city of Adrianople. refimprove section
1973 – The first episode of The Young and the Restless was broadcast, eventually becoming the most watched daytime drama on American television from 1988 onwards. refimprove section
1974 – A group of peasant women in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, surrounded trees in order to prevent loggers from felling them, giving rise to the Chipko movement. refimprove section
1975 – The Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons, entered into force. needs more footnotes
1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protesters destroyed much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1982 – Groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was held. Featured on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 13
1997Police in Rancho Santa Fe, California, discovered the bodies of 39 members of Heaven's Gate who had died in an apparent cult suicide. too much trivia
1999 – The Melissa computer virus was released, infecting email systems around the world. short
2005 – The Taiwanese government called on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to China's Anti-Secession Law. refimprove sections


March 26: Independence Day in Bangladesh (1971)

Salk administering the polio vaccine
Salk administering the polio vaccine

Conrad Gessner (b. 1516) · James Hutton (d. 1797) · Eazy-E (d. 1995)

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