On This Day: March 26th

This is 85th day of the year and 280 days remain in the year.

in history
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died at age 56 in Vienna, Austria.
The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.
East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
In a ceremony at the White House, President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of Israel signed a peace treaty ending 30 years of war between the two countries.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial took place in Washington, DC.
Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
March 26 BirthdaysRobert Frost1874–1963, American poet, born in San Francisco.
Sandra Day O'Connorjurist
Diana Rosssinger
Tennessee Williamsdramatist
Edward Bellamyauthor
A. E. Housmanpoet and scholar
James Bryant Conanteducator
Martin Shortactor, producer
Alan Arkinactor, director
Steven Tylermusician

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