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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 26 - The Day in History

March 26 : General Interest
1979: Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties... read more

American Revolution
1776 : South Carolina approves new constitution

2008 : Ford sells Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata

Civil War
1864 : McPherson takes over the Union Army of the Tennessee

Cold War
1950 : McCarthy charges that Owen Lattimore is a Soviet spy

1987 : Torture chamber uncovered in Philadelphia

1872 : Deadly earthquake hits California

General Interest
1953 : Salk announces polio vaccine
1997 : Heaven's Gate cult members found dead

2000 : American Beauty tops Academy Awards

1920 : F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel published

1955 : "Black" music gets whitewashed, as Georgia Gibbs hits the pop charts with "The Wallflower (Dance With Me, Henry)

Old West
1832 : The steamboat Yellowstone heads for Montana

1804 : Jefferson presented with a "mammoth loaf" of bread

1979 : Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship

Vietnam War
1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington

World War I
1917 : First Battle of Gaza

World War II
1941 : Naval warfare gets new weapon

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