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.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
  • 1851
    First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1977
    Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). 61 survived on the Pan Am flight.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
  • 2004
    HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
  • 2009
    A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.

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