What Happened on March 27

Significant Events

  • 1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida
  • 1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
  • 1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
  • 1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
  • 1977 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
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Did You Know?

Great Alaska Earthquake 9.2 magnitude and resulting tsunami kills 139, largest US earthquake, 2nd largest ever recorded

On March 27, 1964

Would You Believe?

"Back for Good" single released by British boy Band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

On March 27, 1995

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