This Day in History – March 27

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March 27

We are all just cogs in the wheel of history. But what holds relevance is that events that happened in the past in history, not only shape our future but also give us a better and clearer perspective towards life. Like all other days, today we will be looking back and finding out what happened this day in history, on March 27.

What Events Happened in India on March 27?

March 27
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1966: Indira Gandhi
Following her election as Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi reached the USA to meet President Johnson

Historical Events that Happened Around the World on March 27

Typhoid mary - March 27
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1309: Exocommunication on Venice
Pope Clement V imposed ex-communication on Venice and a general prohibition of commercial intercourse with it. 

1513: Juan Ponce de Leon
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon reached the northern end of the Bahamas on March 27, 1513.

1782: Charles Watson-Wentworth
Charles Watson-Wentworth became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1809: Battle of Ciudad Real
The combined force of the Franco-Polish army defeated the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad Real.

1866: Civil Rights Act 
Andrew Johnson, the President of the United States of America, vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

1871: First International Rugby Match
The first international rugby match took place between Scotland and England, where Scotland defeated England.

1886: Geronimo surrendered
Geronima, the Apache warrior, surrendered to the US Army, which led to the Apache wars ending on March 27, 1886.

1915: Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Mary, who was the first healthy carrier of the disease ever to be identified, was put in quarantine for the second time.

1945: Operation Starvation
The aerial mining of Japan’s waterways and ports began on this day.

1958: Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev became the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.

1975: Trans-Alaska pipeline
The construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline began on this day in history.

1980: Silver Thursday
There was a steep fall in the prices of silver which resulted from the Hunt Brothers cornering the market in silver, which led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges on March 27, 1980.

1990: Anti-Castro propaganda
The USA began broadcasting the anti-Castro propaganda to Cuba on TV Marti.

1993: Giulio Andreotti
The Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti was accused of Mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.

2000: Petroleum Plant explosion 
There was an explosion in the Petroleum plant in Pasadena, Texas, which led to the killing one person and the injury of 71 others. 

2004: HMS Scylla
A decommissioned Leander-class frigate, HMS Scylla, sunk as an artificial reef.

2014: Peace accord 
The Philippines signed a peace accord with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the largest Muslim Rebel Group. It led to the ending of decades of conflict on March 27, 2014.

2016: Suicide blast 
There was a suicide blast in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. It claimed over 70 lives, and almost 300 people were left injured. 

2020: North Macedonia
North Macedonia became the 30th member of NATO on March 27 2020. 

List of Important Birthdays

1965 – Renuka Sahane
Popular for her role in the movie Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, actress Renuka Sahane was born on March 27, 1965.
1970 – Mariah Carey
American singer and performer Mariah Carey was born on this day on March 27, 1970.
1975 – Fergie
The famous member of the music group Black Eyed Peas, Fergie was born on this day.
1985 – Ram Charan
South Indian actor Ram Charan was born on March 27 1985 in Chennai, India.

We hope you enjoyed going through these events that took place on March 27 on this day in history. For more such informative and educative content, keep following Leverage Edu. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

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