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What Happened On This Day In History?
Tuesday, March 26th 2019
Today is the 85th day of 2019. There are 280 days left in this year.
The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the Territory of Orleans and the District of Louisiana.
The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
The Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.
Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant. Tyson ended up serving three years.
The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno religious cult who'd committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
A computer virus named ''Melissa'' began infecting computers across the country.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance for giving a lethal injection to an ailing man whose death was shown on ''60 Minutes.''
Vladimir Putin was elected Russia's second democratically chosen president.
Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco.
Playwright Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Miss.
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria.
Poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J.
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for U.S. vice president by a major political party, died at age 75 after a long battle with blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Democrat Walter Mondale in 1984 losing to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.