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    • March 27, 0922 "The Persian mystic Al-Hallaj (abu al-Mughith-al-Hsayn ibn Mansur), 64, is sentenced to death for heresy after a long trial and is flogged, mutilated, and beheaded March 27 at Baghdad He has supported reform of the caliphate and been seen as a rabble-rouser
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    • March 27, 1329 Pope John XXII issues his 'In Agro Dominico' condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.

    • March 27, 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León sights Florida

    • March 27, 1599 Robert Devereux becomes Lieutenant-General of Ireland

    • March 27, 1614 "Port Royal Nova Scotia Jean de Biencourt, Baron de Poutrincourt 1557-1615 rescues starving survivors of Port Royal and takes them back to France"

    • March 27, 1625 "Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France."

    • March 27, 1625 "Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends to throne"

    • March 27, 1709 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)

    • March 27, 1713 Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar

    • March 27, 1721 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid

    • March 27, 1758 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine

    • March 27, 1782 "Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom."

    • March 27, 1790 The shoelace invented

    • March 27, 1794 Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.

    • March 27, 1794 The government of the United States establishes a permanent United States Navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

    • March 27, 1802 "The Treaty of Amiens March 27 brings a temporary end to hostilities among Europe's warring powers Spain yields Trinidad to Britain but secures Minorca, the Batavian republic cedes Ceylon to Britain, the British give up all their other conquests to France and her allies, but hostilities soon begin again
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    • March 27, 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians

    • March 27, 1814 "War of 1812: In central Alabama, United States forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend."

    • March 27, 1834 Andrew Jackson is censured by the U.S. Senate for his actions regarding the U.S. National Bank.

    • March 27, 1836 "Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre - Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texans at Goliad, Texas."

    • March 27, 1841 "First US steam fire engine tested, New York NY"

    • March 27, 1848 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster

    • March 27, 1849 Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill

    • March 27, 1851 First reported case of Europeans seeing Yosemite Valley.

    • March 27, 1854 Crimean War: United Kingdom declares war on Russia.

    • March 27, 1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene (can jet fuel be far behind?)

    • March 27, 1860 "M L Byrn patents ""covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle"" (corkscrew)"

    • March 27, 1861 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars

    • March 27, 1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

    • March 27, 1865 Independent British colony of Kaffaria is incorporated with Cape Colony in South Africa.

    • March 27, 1865 Siege of Spanish Fort AL: captured by Federals

    • March 27, 1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal

    • March 27, 1866 President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th Amendment

    • March 27, 1868 "??The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York."

    • March 27, 1871 "First international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place."

    • March 27, 1878 "Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect whose designs include the Albert memorial in Hyde Park, London, dies."

    • March 27, 1881 Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperence by the Salvation Army

    • March 27, 1890 "A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200."

    • March 27, 1906 "Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba."

    • March 27, 1912 First Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington DC

    • March 27, 1914 First successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)

    • March 27, 1917 Lt. Frederick M. W. Harvey (Lord Strathcona's Horse Cdn.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gyencourt France

    • March 27, 1918 Lt. Alan Arnett MCLeod Cdn. (Royal Flying Corp) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France

    • March 27, 1918 Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.

    • March 27, 1920 Film stars Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks wed

    • March 27, 1920 Hermann Müller becomes German chancellor (SPD)

    • March 27, 1923 "Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist whose inventions include the thermos flask and cordite, dies."

    • March 27, 1924 Canada recognizes USSR

    • March 27, 1924 New French government of Poincaré begins

    • March 27, 1930 The first US radio broadcast from a ship at sea

    • March 27, 1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

    • March 27, 1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on

    • March 27, 1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt

    • March 27, 1933 "At a mass rally in New York's Madison Square Garden, Jewish leaders threaten a counter-boycott against German-made goods unless their anti-Jewish boycott is called off."

    • March 27, 1933 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized

    • March 27, 1933 Japan leaves League of Nations

    • March 27, 1933 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett

    • March 27, 1938 Battle of Tai er zhuang.

    • March 27, 1940 "Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice"

    • March 27, 1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years

    • March 27, 1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

    • March 27, 1941 World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.

    • March 27, 1941 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul

    • March 27, 1942 Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire

    • March 27, 1942 Japanese still residing in California are told they must evacuate within 24 hours of receiving orders.

    • March 27, 1942 "World War II: United Kingdom forces raid the U-boat base at St. Nazaire, France."

    • March 27, 1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) first heard on CBS Radio

    • March 27, 1943 "HMS DASHER lost 5 miles south of Cumbraes Island in Firth of Clyde, SW Scotland - by aviation gasoline explosion. Working up after repairs to storm-damage sustained during Russian convoy JW.53 the previous month"

    • March 27, 1943 "US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia"

    • March 27, 1944 "1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp"

    • March 27, 1944 "2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania"

    • March 27, 1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo

    • March 27, 1944 Australian Government launches First Victory Loan aimed at raising £150 million ($300 million) for the war effort Twelve major government war loans were offered to the Australian public during World War Two

    • March 27, 1944 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno

    • March 27, 1945 "Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record ""It's Only a Paper Moon"""

    • March 27, 1945 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken

    • March 27, 1945 "Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed"

    • March 27, 1945 US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden

    • March 27, 1948 The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.

    • March 27, 1951 "Frank Sinatra recorded ""I'm a Fool to Want You"""

    • March 27, 1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records

    • March 27, 1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut OH

    • March 27, 1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

    • March 27, 1956 French commandos land in Algeria

    • March 27, 1956 "US seizes US communist newspaper ""Daily Worker"""

    • March 27, 1957 "29th Academy Awards: ""Around World in 80 Days"", Yul Brynner & Ingrid Bergman win"

    • March 27, 1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records

    • March 27, 1958 Havana Hilton opens

    • March 27, 1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.

    • March 27, 1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school

    • March 27, 1963 Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network. See Beeching axe.

    • March 27, 1964 "Earthquake strikes Anchorage AK, 9.2 on Richter scale, 131 die from earthquake and resulting tsunami; this is the most violent eathquake in US history"

    • March 27, 1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars

    • March 27, 1964 On the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force

    • March 27, 1964 "The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage."

    • March 27, 1964 UN troops arrive on Cyprus

    • March 27, 1966 "Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia"

    • March 27, 1966 "Canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket."

    • March 27, 1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco

    • March 27, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Lady Madonna

    • March 27, 1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia

    • March 27, 1968 "Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Cosmonaut, first human in space dies in aircraft training accident."

    • March 27, 1969 "Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars"

    • March 27, 1969 Mariner 7 is launched.

    • March 27, 1969 "Ottawa to build new international airport at Mirabel, near St-Jerome, 42 km north of Montreal , a BIG waste of money it later closes"

    • March 27, 1970 "Ringo releases his first solo album ""Sentimental Journey"""

    • March 27, 1970 The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight

    • March 27, 1971 "SS Texaco Oklahoma breaks in half and sinks off Cape Hatteras, killing 31 of 44 aboard."

    • March 27, 1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus

    • March 27, 1973 "45th Academy Awards: ""Godfather"", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians"

    • March 27, 1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession

    • March 27, 1974 Ottawa and provinces agree that the price of domestic crude oil will rise from $4 to $6.50 a barrel those were the days!

    • March 27, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Brotherhood Of Man - Save Your Kisses For Me

    • March 27, 1976 "The first 4.6 miles of the Washington, DC Metro system is opened."

    • March 27, 1976 Washington DC underground Metro opens

    • March 27, 1977 "583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747's crash, Tenerife"

    • March 27, 1977 "Tenerife disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 247 on KLM and 335 on PAN AM) and 61 survived on a PAN AM flight."

    • March 27, 1978 "Bob Fosse's ""Dancin'"" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances"

    • March 27, 1979 "Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars"

    • March 27, 1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die)

    • March 27, 1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years

    • March 27, 1980 Silver Thursday market crash.

    • March 27, 1980 "The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212."

    • March 27, 1980 "TSE Index drops 5.3%, biggest one day loss since 1940; after attempt by Hunt Brothers of Texas to corner silver market and yup I boought silver at $50.00 U.S."

    • March 27, 1982 """Best Little Whorehouse..."" closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances"

    • March 27, 1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs Sri Lanka at Lahore

    • March 27, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Goombay Dance Band - Seven Tears

    • March 27, 1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 27, 1984 "A new Musical, Starlight Express opens on the West End in London. Cast includes Ray Shell as Rusty the Steam Engine and Stephanie Lawrence as Pearl the Observation Car."

    • March 27, 1984 "Near North Coast of New Guinea, Papua a 6.8 quake injured 11 people and many buildings destroyed on Karkar. Minor"

    • March 27, 1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    • March 27, 1986 "Car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer, Angela Taylor, and injuring 21 people."

    • March 27, 1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking

    • March 27, 1987 President Habré's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad

    • March 27, 1988 "Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, ""Macho Man"" Savage pins Ted Dibiase"

    • March 27, 1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy

    • March 27, 1989 "First half-black soap opera, ""Generations"", premieres on NBC-TV"

    • March 27, 1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die

    • March 27, 1990 New South Wales beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final

    • March 27, 1990 "Provincial finance ministers decline to help Ottawa collect GST, but later some can be ""BOUGHT"""

    • March 27, 1991 New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg arrested on arson charges in Kentucky

    • March 27, 1993 Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.

    • March 27, 1994 "Church in Piedmont AL collapses in tornado, 19 killed"

    • March 27, 1994 "One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90."

    • March 27, 1994 "Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald"

    • March 27, 1995 "67th Academy Awards: ""Forest Gump"", Tom Hanks & Jessica Lange win"

    • March 27, 1995 "Bell Canada says it will slash 10,000 jobs over three years while spending $1.7-billion to remake Canada's largest phone company"

    • March 27, 1995 The Tragically Hip win Juno awards for entertainer and group of the year.

    • March 27, 1996 """State Fair"", opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances"

    • March 27, 1997 """Young Man From Atlanta"", opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances"

    • March 27, 1997 39 cult members in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)

    • March 27, 1997 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray

    • March 27, 2002 "Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel."

    • March 27, 2004 "HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe."

    • March 27, 2006 The UN Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.

    • March 27, 2009 "Marilyn Manson releases We're From America, a new era begins."







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