On This Day

Historical Events on March 27 (Part 2)

  • 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.

Historic Publication

2012 Danielle Steel’s novel “Betrayal” is published

  • 2012 On This Day launches a sister site in Spanish, Hoy en la Historia
  • 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

Historic Event

2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a "space power" after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test

  • 2019 UK Prime Minister Theresa May promises to stand down if parliament accepts her Brexit plan

Historic Event

2019 Former president of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh stole almost 1 billion from his country before his exile in 2017 according to a corruption report

  • 2019 Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy following criticism that Christchurch terrorist able to live-stream his attack

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces he has contracted COVID-19 but will continue to lead the country "thanks to the wizardry of modern technology" while in self-isolation

Historic Event

2020 $2.2 trillion stimulus package, largest in US history, signed into law by President Donald Trump saying "I never signed anything with a 'T' on it"

  • 2021 114 people including children killed in one day by armed forces in Myanmar, with more than 420 killed since protests began against the military coup [1]
  • 2021 Iran and China sign major agreement guaranteeing Chinese investment of $400 billion and Iranian oil supply in return in Tehran [1]
  • 2021 Militants attack the town of Palma, northern Mozambique, killing dozens in an escalation of violence in the area
  • 2134 32nd predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet