March 26th celebrates Purple Day as well as Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.
We made it to day 85 of the year and there’s 279 days left to go until we reach the new year.
But don’t count this day off too quickly, be sure to check out all the events that occurred on March 26 including births, deaths, discoveries and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1872, the fire extinguisher was patented by Thomas J. Martin? His invention is still listed in the US Patent Office.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 26th in history!
What memorable events happened on March 26 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” surpassed 10 million copies sold after four months of circulation.
A Dutch art investigator recovered Pablo Picasso’s stolen “Buste de Femme” painting. It had been missing for 20 years.
Ariana Grande released her first single, “The Way.”
It made it to 6th on BIllboard’s Hot 100 and went Triple Platinum, selling over 3 million copies.
James Cameron dove into the deepest point of the Marianas Trench, Challenger Deep.
Challenger Deep is around 36,300 ft (10,902 meters) deep. Cameron was the second person to reach such depths, and it took 2 hours and 36 minutes to get to the bottom.
The first edition of the Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York.
The Book of Mormon is the leading religious text in the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. It was written by Joseph Smith, the leader of the Mormon church at the time. There were just 5,000 copies made in the first edition, which the publisher charged Smith $3,000 for.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Diana Ross! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
79 years old
38 years old
Jan 2, 1953 (Age 71)
51 years old
Unfortunately, March 26th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
More than 50 million people around the world live with epilepsy, and for many of them, their life is a constant uphill battle. Purple Day is all about raising awareness for these very people – you can take part by wearing something purple today and donating to your local epilepsy charity!
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Open your mind and get your creative juices flowing; it’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! Have some fun today by imagining your very own holiday, and try to convince others it’s real. There are so many silly holidays these days; you’d be surprised how many people you can convince!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Vernor’s Ginger Ale is the oldest soda still being sold. It was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor in 1866.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on March 26th share the Aries star sign.
If you are an Aries, just know that it’s a good idea sometimes to slow down. Being supercharged gives you many advantages in life, but take time to play with your energy and find some balance.
For those of you born in March, you have the Aquamarine birthstone. The ancient Greeks and Romans used aquamarine to protect their sailors. They brought the sea-green crystals on board to ensure safe passage to their destinations.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of July 3rd in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around December 17, 2023.