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This Day in History: March 26

March 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1484 - William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.
  2. 1812 - A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
  3. 1942 - World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
  4. 1979 - Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..
  5. 1982 - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
  6. Famous Birthdays: Othmar Ammann (Swiss-American engineer, designed the George Washington Bridge and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge), Tennessee Williams (American playwright, author, and poet), Christian B. Anfinsen (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Sandra Day O'Connor (American jurist), Nancy Pelosi (American politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives)

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