THIS DAY IN HISTORY 26/03


This Day in History 26/03
MARCH 26TH

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1881 – Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.

1913 – Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War

1931 – New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies

1953 – Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio[myelitis]

1953 – Salk Polio vaccine announced

2006 – The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation’s capital.

2012 – Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1868 – Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)

1874 – Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

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1875 – Syngman Rhee, P’yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

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896 – Rudolf Dassler, Founder of PUMA AG (d. 1974)

1911 – Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

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1935 – Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority

1944 – Diana Ross, [Earle], Detroit, (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1865 – Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies

1888 – Barghash bin Said, second Sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1837)

1902 – Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48

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1920 – William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)

1945 – David Lloyd George, British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82

1984 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)

2011 – Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84

FAMOUS WEDDING

2011 – Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

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