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