This Day in History :: 26 March
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26 March 1859 : 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
26 March 1856 : New South Wales 1st 1st-class game, vs. Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
26 March 1845 : Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
26 March 1845 : Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
26 March 1839 : 1st Henley Royal Regatta
26 March 1812 : Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
26 March 1804 : Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
26 March 1804 : Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
26 March 1790 : Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
26 March 1780 : 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
26 March 1692 : King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
26 March 1668 : England takes control of Bombay India
26 March 1636 : University of Utrecht opening ceremony
26 March 1526 : King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
26 March 1150 : Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise









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