Historical Events for 26th March 2024

1808 – Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII
1845 – Joseph Francis from NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
1903 – American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
1910 – William H. Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
1951 – United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry S. Truman
1956 – Red Buttons stars as an angel on TV anthology series “Studio One” episode “Tale of St. Emergency”
1970 – Folk singer Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) pleads guilty to “taking immoral liberties” with a 14-year-old girl and serves 3 months in prison; granted a presidential pardon in 1981
1970 – The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
2018 – US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK

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