About March 27

March 27, 2021 is the 86th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 311 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.
  • 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.
  • 1794
    Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • 1794
    The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
  • 1886
    Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
  • 1890
    A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 1910
    A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
  • 1963
    Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1980
    The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
  • 1990
    The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1994
    The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • 2002
    Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
  • 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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