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.
  • 1625
    Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
  • 1948
    The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
  • 1963
    Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1993
    Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1994
    One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
  • 2009
    A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.

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