On This Day: March 26th
This is 86th day of the year and 280 days remain in the year.
The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.
East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
March 26 BirthdaysRobert Frost1874–1963, American poet, born in San Francisco.
Sandra Day O'Connorjurist
A. E. Housmanpoet and scholar
James Bryant Conanteducator
Martin Shortactor, producer
Alan Arkinactor, director