Sunday 26 March 2017, 04:21:47
26 March 903
: Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese scholar, poet and politician, dies in exile in Dazaifu at age 57, after which the capital is hit by floods and storms and lightning repeatedly strikes the shishinden
, the Great Audience Hall in the Imperial Palace, prompting the court to posthumously restore his title and office.
26 March 1827
: Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, dies during a thunderstorm in Vienna at age 56.
26 March 1830
: The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
26 March 1956
: “Diamonds Are Forever” is the fourth James Bond novel by spy author Ian Fleming.
26 March 1971
: East Pakistan proclaims its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.