March 26 events in history

590 Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire
1027 Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor
1169 Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt
1344 The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end
1351 Combat of the Thirty : Thirty Breton Knights call out and defeat thirty English Knights
1484 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables
1552 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru
1636 Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands
1812 An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela
1812 A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection
1830 The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
1839 The first Henley Royal Regatta is held
1881 Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again
1885 The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada
1913 Balkan War: Bulgarian forces capture Adrianople
1915 Ice Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association
1917 World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance
1931 SwissAir is founded as the national airline of Switzerland
1931 Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam
1934 The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom
1939 Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war
1942 World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland
1945 World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces
1958 The United States Army launches Explorer 3
1958 The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris
1967 Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
1971 East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins
1974 Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India
1975 The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force
1978 Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails
1979 Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C
1982 A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C
1991 Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market
1991 Five South Korean boys, nicknamed the Frog Boys, disappear while hunting for frogs and are murdered in a case that remains unsolved
1991 Local self-government is restored after three decades of centralized control in South Korea
1995 The Schengen Treaty comes into effect
1997 Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides
1998 Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: Fifty-two people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of two
1999 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world
1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man
2005 The Taiwanese government calls on one million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the demonstration
2010 The ROKS Cheonan sinks off the west coast of South Korea near Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, killing 46 seamen