26 March It Happened Today

1726  Death of the English architect and writer Sir John Vanbrugh.

1827  Death of German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.

1945  Death of former British prime minister David Lloyd George.

1973  The first female stockbroker starts work at the London Stock Exchange.

1973  Death of British dramatist Noel Coward.

1979  In the presence of US president Jimmy Carter, the leaders of Israel and Egypt sign a peace treaty.

2000  Vladimir Putin becomes new leader of Russia.

2007  Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party sign a power sharing agreement in Northern Ireland.



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