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TODAY IN HISTORY - 26 MARCH


• 1344 – Reconquista: The Muslim city of Algeciras surrendered after a 21-month siege and was incorporated into the Kingdom of Castile.

• 1484 – William Caxton printed the first English translation of Aesop's Fables.

• 1773 – Birth Day of Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (Death on 1838).

• 1830 – The Book of Mormon, the defining sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, was first published.

• 1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protesters destroyed much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.

• 1999 – The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.






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