Monday, March 30, 2020 (Week 14)

March 27 in History

What happened on March 27 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 27 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 27 in history.

1977
In aviation’s worst disaster yet, 582 die when a KLM Pan Am 747 crashes.
1976
Washington, D.C. opens its subway system.
1958
The United States announces a plan to explore space near the moon.
1952
Elements of the U.S. Eighth Army reach the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1945
General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken.
1944
One thousand Jews leave Drancy, France for the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1944
Thousands of Jews are murdered in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Gestapo shoots forty Jewish policemen in the Riga, Latvia ghetto.
1942
The British raid the Nazi submarine base at St. Nazaire, France.
1941
Takeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
1933
Some 55,000 people stage a protest against Hitler in New York.
1912
The first cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan, are planted in Washington, D.C.
1900
The London Parliament passes the War Loan Act, which gives 35 million pounds to the Boer War cause.
1899
The Italian inventor G. Marconi achieves the first international radio transmission between England and France.
1884
The first long-distance telephone call is made from Boston to New York.
1866
President Andrew Johnson vetoes the civil rights bill, which later becomes the 14th amendment.
1836
The Mexican army massacres Texan rebels at Goliad.
1814
U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.
1802
The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War.
1512
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sights Florida.
1350
While besieging Gibraltar, Alfonso XI of Castile dies of the black death.

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