11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 26 March

Men & Women

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1793 - The Holy Roman Emperor formally declares war on France

2. 1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies aged 56

3. 1944 - Diana Ross is born

4. 1945 - Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George dies

5. 1966 - Cher enters the US singles chart with Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), her first solo hit

6. 1973 - Women are allowed on to the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution's 200 year history

7. 1979 - In a ceremony at the White House, Israel and Egypt end 30 years of war with a handshake, after the signing of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty

8. 1982 - The first test-tube twins are born in Cambridge

9. 1992 - Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is sentenced to six years in prison for allegedly raping Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington

10. 2000 - Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia

11. 2008 - Five of American International Group's (A.I.G's) insurance executives are convicted of fraud for their part in an accounting scandal

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com


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