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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert and the President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas agree to limited biweekly peace talks. //www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/world/middleeast/27cnd-diplo.html?ex=1332648000en=91f6fb24afdd62abei=5088partner=rssnytemc=rss (New York Times)

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: At the start of Passover, a suicide bomber kills 30 and injures about 140 in a hotel in Netanya. The event triggers Operation Defensive Shield.
A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 30 Israeli civilians and injures 140 others at the Park Hotel in Netanya, triggering Operation Defensive Shield, a large-scale counter-terrorist Israeli military incursion into the West Bank, two days later.

Monday, March 27, 2000

The Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

Saturday, March 27, 1999

Kosovo War: A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk is shot down by Serbian forces.

Tuesday, March 27, 1990

The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba.

Monday, March 27, 1989

The first contested elections for the Soviet parliament result in losses for the Communist Party.

Thursday, March 27, 1986

A fire devastates Hton Court Palace in Surrey, England.
A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing a police officer.

Sunday, March 27, 1977

Tenerife disaster: A collision between KLM and Pan Am Boeing 747s at Tenerife, Canary Islands, kills 583 persons (the deadliest accident in aviation history).

Saturday, March 27, 1976

The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metrosubway system opens.

Saturday, March 27, 1971

East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) independence is repeatedly declared by Army Major (later President of Bangladesh) Ziaur Rahman on behalf of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Kalurghat Radio Station, Chittagong.

Sunday, March 27, 1966

Cevdet Sunay becomes the fifth president of Turkey.
In South Vietnam, 20,000 Buddhists march in demonstrations against the policies of the military government.

Friday, March 27, 1964

Good Friday) – The Great Alaskan earthquake, the second most powerful known (and the most powerful earthquake in the United States) at a magnitude of 9.2, strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

Wednesday, March 27, 1963

In Britain, Dr. Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the UK's rail network.

Thursday, March 27, 1958

April – Unemployment in Detroit reaches 20%, marking the height of the Recession of 1958 in the United States.

Wednesday, March 27, 1957

The 29th Academy Awards ceremony is held.

Saturday, March 27, 1954

The Castle Romeo nuclear test explosion is executed.

Thursday, March 27, 1952

Konrad Adenauer survives an assassination attempt.

Saturday, March 27, 1943

WWII ndash Escort carrier''Dasher'' was destroyed by an accidental explosion in the Firth of Clyde, killing 379 of the crew of 528.

Thursday, March 27, 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii and begins to study the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Battle of Cape Matapan: Off the Peloponnesus coast in the Mediterranean, British naval forces defeat those of Italy, sinking 5 warships. Battle ends on March 29.
An anti-Axis coup d'état in Yugoslavia forces Prince Paul into exile 17-year-old King Peter II assumes power.

Monday, March 27, 1933

Japan leaves the League of Nations.

Friday, March 27, 1931

British writer Arnold Bennett dies of typhoid in London shortly after returning from a visit to Paris, where he drank local water to prove it was safe.

Wednesday, March 27, 1918

Bessarabia votes to become part of Romania.

Friday, March 27, 1914

Belgian surgeon Albert Hustin makes the first successful non-direct blood transfusion, using anticoagulants.

Wednesday, March 27, 1912

Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gives 3,000 cherry trees to be planted in Washington, D.C., to symbolize the friendship between the two countries.

Sunday, March 27, 1910

A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary kills 312.

Tuesday, March 27, 1900

The arrival of a Russian naval fleet in Korea causes concern to the Imperial Japanese government.

Thursday, March 27, 1890

A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 people and injuring 200.

Tuesday, March 27, 1888

Dorus Rijkers saves the 30-man crew of the "Renown", risking his own life.

Wednesday, March 27, 1878

In anticipation of war with Russia, Disraeli mobilizes the reserves and calls up Indian troops to Malta.

Monday, March 27, 1871

April ndash The Stockholms Handelsbank is founded.
The first Rugby Union International results in a 4–1 win by Scotland over England.
The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
First Surgeon General appointed.

Friday, March 27, 1868

The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.

Monday, March 27, 1854

Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.

Thursday, March 27, 1851

The first white men reportedly see Yosemite Valley.

Sunday, March 27, 1836

342 Texan prisoners are shot and killed in the Goliad Massacre along with Texan General James Walker Fannin by Mexican troops in Goliad near the Presidio La Bahia during the Texas Revolution.

Thursday, March 27, 1834

Andrew Jackson is censured by the Congress of the United States (expunged in 1837).

Sunday, March 27, 1814

War of 1812 ndash Battle of Horseshoe Bend: In northern Alabama, United States forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek Indians.

Wednesday, March 27, 1811

Battle of Anholt: The British Navy defeats Denmark.

Thursday, March 27, 1794

The United States Government authorizes the building of the first six United States Navy vessels (in 1797 the first three frigates, USS "United States", USS "Constellation" and USS "Constitution" go into service), not to be confused with October 13, 1775 which is observed as the //www.history.navy.mil/birthday.htm Navy's Birthday.
The United States Government authorizes the building of the first six United States Navy vessels (in 1797 the first three frigates, USS \'\'United States\'\', USS ''Constellation'' and USS "Constitution" go into service), not to be confused with October 13, 1775 which is observed as the //www.history.navy.mil/birthday.htm Navy's Birthday.

Wednesday, March 27, 1782

Monday, March 27, 1713

First Treaty of Utrecht between Britain and Spain. Philip V accepted by Britain and Austria as King of SpainSpain cedes Gibraltar and Minorca to Britain.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Saturday, March 27, 1706

Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia has abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia.

Sunday, March 27, 1667

In North America (Canada), explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle is released from the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Thursday, March 27, 1625

Charles Stuart (Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland) succeeds James I of England.

Wednesday, March 27, 1613

The first English child is born in Canada at Cuper\'s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
The first English child is born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.

Thursday, March 17, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

Juan Ponce de Leon becomes the first European definitely known to sight what is now the territory of the United States (specifically Florida), mistaking it for another island.

Thursday, March 18, 1462 (Julianian calendar)

Vasili II of Russia dies, and is succeeded by his son Ivan III of Russia.

Monday, March 18, 1454 (Julianian calendar)

Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York becomes Protector for the insane King Henry VI of England.

Saturday, March 19, 1351 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of the Thirty: Guillaume de Montauban defeats the English.

Sunday, March 19, 1329 (Julianian calendar)

Pope John XXII condemns some teachings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.

Saturday, March 26, 460 (Julianian calendar)

The Hepthalites (White Huns) conquer the remnants of the Kushan Empire and enter India.
Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople, banishes Timothy II, patriarch of Alexandria.
The seated Buddha in the Yungang Grottoes, Datong (Shanxi), is made (approximate date).
The Ajanta Caves (India) are completed. Cut into the volcanic rock and elaborately painted.
The remodeling of the dome of Baptistry of Neon at Ravenna (Italy) is finished.
night) ndash Swabians invade the Gallic city of Lugo. The governor is killed.
A famine that will last for several years begins in the Persian Empire (approximate date).
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