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Historical Events Happened In March - 27

Thursday, 26 May 2016

1964  On March - 27 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  

1964  On this day in history great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars  

1964  On the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force on this day in history.  

1964  On March - 27 uN troops arrive on Cyprus  

1966  On March - 27 anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia  

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

1966  Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82 on March - 27.  

1967  Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49 on March - 27.  

1968  On this day in history japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco  

1968  Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia on March - 27.  

1968  On this day in history yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34  

1969  On this day in history launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars  

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 on this day in history.  

1970  Ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey" on March - 27.  

1970  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1972  Venera 8 launched to Venus on March - 27.  

1972  On this day in history maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73  

1973  45th Academy Awards "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession  

1973  On March - 27 boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72  

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

1974  On this day in history ottawa and provinces agree that the price of domestic crude oil will rise from $4 to $6.50 a barrel those were the days!  

1975  Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83 on March - 27.  

1976  On this day in history washington DC underground Metro opens  

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

1977  On March - 27 diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41  

1978  On March - 27 bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances  

1978  On March - 27 wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73  

1979  Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars on this day in history.  

1979  Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die)  

1980  On March - 27 mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years  

1980  On this day in history 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.  

1981  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0972  King Robert II of France (d. 1031) was born on March - 27.  

1416  On this day in history birth of antonio Squarcialupi, composer  

1554  On March - 27 birth of everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer  

1627  Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

1665  Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau) was born on March - 27.  

1676  On March - 27 birth of francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (d. 1735)  

1696  On March - 27 birth of antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)  

1702  Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer was born on March - 27.  

Famous Deaths In March - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0710  On this day in history death of rupert of Salzburg  

0922  Death of Al-Hallaj al-Mughith-al-Hsayn Mansur, Persian mystic, beheaded at 64 on this day in history.  

0965  On March - 27 arnulf I, the Elder/the Great, count of Flanders (918-65), dies  

0973  Death of Herman, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies  

1462  Death of Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415) on this day in history.  

1472  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1482  Maria, duchess of Burgundy/countess of Holland, dies at 25 on this day in history.  

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