This Day in History: March 26

Israel-Egypt peace treaty: Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat

1979 – Signing of Israel-Egypt peace treaty. The historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, agreed to by Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat and based on the Camp David Accords mediated by U.S. President Jimmy Carter in September 1978, was signed this day in 1979.

0 Vladimir Putin

2000 – Russian intelligence officer and politician Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.

Mike Tyson

1992 – Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison following a rape conviction in Indianapolis, Indiana.


1971 – Members of the Awami League set up a government-in-exile in Calcutta (Kolkata) and declared Bangladesh an independent state.

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