About March 27

March 27, 2020 is the 87th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 322 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 27

  • 196 BC
    Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
  • 1309
    Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
  • 1329
    Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
  • 1613
    The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
  • 1794
    Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • 1794
    The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
  • 1881
    Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
  • 1886
    Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
  • 1948
    The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
  • 1993
    Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2000
    A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
  • 2004
    HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.

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