March 26 in Pop Culture History
1169 – Saladin became the emir of Egypt.
1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coined the term “gerrymander” (named after Governor Elbridge Gerry) to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election.
1830 – The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York.
1872 (Earthquake) Owens Valley, California killed 30 people.
1895 – The Phantoscope, an early motion picture projector that enlarged …