Events in History on March 27

  • 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.

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1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1599 Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
  • 1613 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.

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1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1642 The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.

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1668 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 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.
  • 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

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1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 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

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1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • 1860 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)

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1863 American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1865 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
  • 1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal

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1866 US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1868 The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1884 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
  • 1890 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 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.
  • 1906 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)

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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

  • 1918 Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
  • 1920 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
  • 1924 Canada recognizes USSR
  • 1924 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1937 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
  • 1938 The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
  • 1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years

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1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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
  • 1943 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
  • 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

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1945 British premier Winston Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1945 DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title

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1945 Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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.
  • 1950 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China

MurderAssassination Attempt

1952 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • 1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
  • 1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
  • 1956 French commandos land in Algeria
  • 1956 US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
  • 1958 Havana Hilton opens in Cuba, later HQ for Fidel Castro

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1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1961 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
  • 1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
  • 1962 Ann Jellicoe's play "Knack" premieres in London
  • 1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
  • 1963 Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • 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
  • 1966 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
  • 1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF

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1968 Suharto officially succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1976 Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens
  • 1977 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
  • 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 Elevator in Vaal Reefs gold mine, South Africa plunges more than 1900m killing all 23 miners aboard
  • 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 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes

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1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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
  • 1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
  • 1987 President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
  • 1988 Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
  • 1988 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
  • 1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
  • 1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
  • 1990 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky

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1991 Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"

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1993 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 1994 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2016 Suicide bomb kills more than 70 people at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Taliban connected Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claim responsibility
  • 2134 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet