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March 19, 2026

Thursday March 19, 2026

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Day of the year is: 78 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 721 BC - One solar eclipse occurs and is observed by the Babylonians. This will be the first solar eclipse in world history to be recorded in writing.
  • 1227 - Then Honorius III has died the day before Ugolino di Conti is elected pope and takes the name Gregory IX.[3]
  • 1279Khubilai Khans Mongol fleet defeats the Chinese, led by the Yuan dynasty, which will sit on the throne until 1368.
  • 1286 - When king Alexander III of Scotland dies without male heirs, the Scottish throne will be vacant for six months, before his three-year-old granddaughter Margaret in November is elected as reigning Queen of Scotland. However, she dies already in 1290, only seven years old, without having set foot on Scottish soil (she is the daughter of the Norwegian king Erik Presthatare and is in Norway during her time as Queen of Scots), leading to civil strife for the Scottish throne.
  • 1703 - A Swedish force of 1,000 men defeats a Russian of 5,000 in the battle of Saladin during Great Nordic War. The battle has no major strategic importance and the Swedes are soon forced to retreat to Riga, but thanks to the Swedes defeating such a large Russian force, the king appoints Charles XII the Swedish commander Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt to Major General.
  • 1859Charles Gounod's opera Faust, which has a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré and is based on the German poet and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's drama of the same name, premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. The performance receives a somewhat chilly reception, as it completely lacks ballet. When ten years later it is staged at the Grand Opéra in a revised version, which includes ballet in the last act and features the Swedish opera singer Christina Nilsson in the female lead, however, it becomes a success.
  • 1922The first edition of Vasaloppet decided, then the editor Anders Pers in Vestmanland County Newspaper on February 10 has suggested that a ski race be held between Sälen and Mora, as a memory of Gustav Vasas flight to Norway in 1521. On March 5, the sports club has IFK Mora decided to run the competition and out of 139 entries, 119 people come to the start, of which 117 complete the race. Winners will be 22-year-olds Ernst Alm with a time of 7 hours, 32 minutes and 49 seconds and the first crown hill is Therese Eliasson from Mora.
  • 1931
    • The US state of Nevada legalizes gambling. Thus, the first ones will be opened within a few years the casinos in the city Las Vegas, which today is the world's largest gaming city.
    • The American drug Alka-Seltzer starting to sell. It still exists today (2022) and has been marketed since its inception as a panacea for most aches and pains.
  • 1932 - The bridge Sydney Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia is inaugurated and opened. Just like the state of New South Wales premier the Opera House in Sydney, Australia's most famous building.
  • 1944 - German troops occupy Hungary through the allies, he feels betrayed by Hungary and has the country invaded, to prevent the allies from getting support from the Hungarians.
  • 1945
    • Hitler orders that all industries, military installations, workshops, equipment for transport and communication in Germany be destroyed, partly so that they do not fall into the hands of the Allies, partly because he does not consider the Germans worthy of keeping them, because they are on their way to fail the defense of Germany. However, the order was not carried out and barely a month and a half later the Second World War was over in Europe.
    • The American aircraft carrier USSFranklin(CV-13) is severely damaged by Japanese bombers off the coast of Japan, killing 800 American sailors.
  • 1950The Stockholm appeal launched by the international peace organization World Peace Council, which calls for disarmament and a total ban on nuclear weapons.
  • 1968 - The Norwegian crown prince Harald (V) announces his engagement to Miss Sonja Haraldsen. The wedding takes place on August 29 of the same year and in 1971 the couple's first child, the princess, is born Martha Louise.
  • 2004
    • 24 people are killed and 13 injured (of which 9 seriously), when a bus collides with a truck outside Konginkangas in the Finnish municipality of Äänekoski. Most of the dead are teenagers on their way to a ski trip to southern Lapland.
    • The Swedish DC-3-aircraft, which shot down by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea in June 1952, is salvaged, since it has been recovered off Fårö the summer before. Children and relatives of the dead crewmen attend the salvage and on the anniversary of the shooting down (June 13) the same year, a memorial ceremony is held at the military schools in Berga.