On This Day in History, March 26

Did you know that on this day in history, the first world’s game reserve was designated in South Africa? Mind-blowing geographical fact, right? To find out the name of this game reserve and other significant events of March 26, check out the following.

  • 1812 -Earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale destroyed 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, and killed up to 20,000 people.
  • 1845 -Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, as a precursor of the band-aid.
  • 1878 -Hastings College of Law was established.
  • 1898 -The first game reserve, the Sabi Game reserve, was designated in South Africa.
  • 1913 -During the Balkan War, the Bulgarians took Adrianople.
  • 1938 -Writer Walter Lippmann wedded second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong on this day.
  • 1942 -The Germans began sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.
  • 1953 – Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
  • 1966 – Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests took place in the United States.
  • 1969 – The TV movie “Marcus Welby” was seen on ABC-TV.
  • 1972 -LA Lakers break NBA wins record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13).
  • 1973 – For the first time in, history, women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange.
  • 1982 – A Groundbreaking ceremony was held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.
  • 1992 – In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape.
  • 1996 – The International Monetary Fund approved a $10.2 billion loan for Russia to help transform the economy.
  • 1998 – The Federal government, in the U.S., endorsed a new HIV test that yields instant results.
  • 1998 – Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. paid a $3.15 million fine for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal government.
  • 2000 – The Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena.
  • 2007 – The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the design for the “Forever Stamp”.
  • 2015 – Richard III of England was reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered in 2012 under a car park in Leicester.

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