Historical Events on 27th March

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196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
1329 - Pope John XXII issues his 'In Agro Dominico' condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1513 - Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon and his expedition 1st sight Florida
1599 - Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
1613 - The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
1625 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
1642 - The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
1668 - English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1708 - Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk
1709 - Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1713 - Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
1721 - France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1782 - Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1790 - The modern shoelace (string and shoe holes) invented in England
1794 - The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1794 - Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
1802 - Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1808 - Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama
1836 - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)
1841 - 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
1848 - John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1849 - Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1855 - Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
Physician and Geologist Abraham GesnerPhysician and Geologist Abraham Gesner 1860 - M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1863 - American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
1865 - Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1866 - Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 - President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment
1868 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
1871 - 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1873 - 34th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Disturbance wins
1879 - Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
1881 - Rioting takes place in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1884 - 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
1885 - 47th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Roquefort wins
1890 - A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
1896 - 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
1900 - Recognising that the war in South Africa is going to take a major commitment, Parliament passes the War Loan Act, calling for £35 million to support the fight against the Boers.
1903 - 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Drumcree wins
1906 - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1908 - 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins
1910 - Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
1912 - 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.
1914 - 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1914 - 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
1915 - Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
Cook Typhoid MaryCook Typhoid Mary 1918 - Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
1920 - Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1924 - Canada recognizes USSR
1924 - New French government of Poincaré begins
1925 - 84th Grand National: Maj. John Wilson aboard Double Chance wins
1928 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1928 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1929 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1930 - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1931 - Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 - John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin 1931 - 90th Grand National: Bob Lyall aboard Grakle wins
1932 - De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1933 - Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1933 - Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 - Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
1936 - WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1936 - 95th Grand National: Mr. Fulke Walwyn aboard Reynoldstown wins
1937 - Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1938 - The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
1939 - 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1940 - "Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)
1941 - Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1941 - Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 - Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1942 - -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
1942 - Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1½ hour forward
1942 - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
1943 - Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 - Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 - US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia
1944 - 1,000 Jews leave Drancy, France, for Auschwitz concentration camp
1944 - 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 - 40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo
1944 - Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1945 - 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
1945 - British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx 1945 - DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 - Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 - Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 - US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1945 - World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
1948 - The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
1948 - Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall
1950 - Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)
1950 - Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 - WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 1951 - Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1952 - Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
1952 - Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1952 - "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
1953 - 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
1955 - 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
1955 - Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 - WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - French commandos land in Algeria
1956 - US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1957 - 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days", Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman 1958 - CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 - Havana Hilton opens
1958 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
1960 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1961 - Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1961 - Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1961 - Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1962 - Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
1962 - Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 - Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1963 - Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
NHL Goalie Jacques PlanteNHL Goalie Jacques Plante 1964 - 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
1964 - Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964 - Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 - UN troops arrive in Cyprus
1965 - 119th Grand National: Mr. "Tommy" Smith aboard Jay Trump wins
1966 - Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
1966 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1968 - Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
1968 - Suharto officially succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1969 - Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
1969 - Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1970 - Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto2nd President of Indonesia Suharto 1971 - 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1971 - The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast
1972 - Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
1972 - Venera 8 launched to Venus
1972 - Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster
1973 - Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 - Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
1973 - 45th Academy Awards - "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1976 - Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 - Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens
Actor Marlon BrandoActor Marlon Brando 1977 - 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1978 - 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 - Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
1978 - Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1979 - US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can't randomly stop cars
1980 - "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
1980 - "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980 - Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980 - Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1980 - The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
1981 - John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK
1982 - "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 perfs
1982 - Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 - Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 1983 - Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC
1984 - Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres
1984 - Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines
1985 - Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1986 - Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1987 - President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1988 - Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1988 - Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
1988 - Ladies' Fig Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1988 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 - Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
Actor Billy Dee WilliamsActor Billy Dee Williams 1988 - Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1989 - 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
1989 - Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1990 - Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 - NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1990 - The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
1991 - NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
1991 - New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 - Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game
1992 - Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
1993 - Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
NHL Coach Scotty BowmanNHL Coach Scotty Bowman 1994 - 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 - Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 - Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
1994 - Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
1994 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
1994 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1994 - The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
1995 - 67th Academy Awards - "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
1996 - "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
1997 - "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
1997 - Martin Luther King's son meets James Earl Ray, his father's killer
2000 - Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
2002 - Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
Actor Tom HanksActor Tom Hanks 2004 - HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
2006 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
2009 - Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
2013 - 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
2014 - UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
2015 - Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity

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