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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-carolina-approves-new-constitution

Automotive
2008 : Ford sells Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-sells-jaguar-and-land-rover-to-indias-tata

Civil War
1864 : McPherson takes over the Union Army of the Tennessee
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcpherson-takes-over-the-army-of-the-tennessee

Cold War
1950 : McCarthy charges that Owen Lattimore is a Soviet spy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mccarthy-charges-that-owen-lattimore-is-a-soviet-spy

Crime
1987 : Torture chamber uncovered in Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/torture-chamber-uncovered-in-philadelphia

Disaster
1872 : Deadly earthquake hits California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadly-earthquake-hits-california

General Interest
1953 : Salk announces polio vaccine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salk-announces-polio-vaccine
1997 : Heaven's Gate cult members found dead
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavens-gate-cult-members-found-dead

Hollywood
2000 : American Beauty tops Academy Awards
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-beauty-tops-academy-awards

Literary
1920 : F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/f-scott-fitzgeralds-first-novel-published

Music
1955 : "Black" music gets whitewashed, as Georgia Gibbs hits the pop charts with "The Wallflower (Dance With Me, Henry)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotblackquot-music-gets-whitewashed-as-georgia-gibbs-hits-the-pop-charts-with-quotthe-wallflower-dance-with-me-henryquot

Old West
1832 : The steamboat Yellowstone heads for Montana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-steamboat-yellowstone-heads-for-montana

Presidential
1804 : Jefferson presented with a "mammoth loaf" of bread
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-presented-with-a-mammoth-loaf-of-bread

Sports
1979 : Michigan State defeats Indiana State in NCAA championship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michigan-state-defeats-indiana-state-in-ncaa-championship

Vietnam War
1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstration-in-washington
communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

World War I
1917 : First Battle of Gaza
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-gaza

World War II
1941 : Naval warfare gets new weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naval-warfare-gets-new-weapon

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