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MARCH 27

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Angola: Victory Day
Angola iAfrica.com
Burma/Myanmar: Tatmadaw Day (Armed Forces Day)/Resistance Day
(Commemorates call for national resistance fighters to overthrow occupying Japanese forces: 03/27/1945)
Burma/Myanmar National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma U.S. Department of State
1868 Patty Smith Hill (Kentucky-born Pioneer in Early Childhood Education: Co-author of the Song "Happy Birthday to You") Patty Smith Hill Educators of Note Early Childhood Education Popular Music
1901 Sato Eisaku (Japanese Prime Minister, 1974 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Japan Political and Social Leaders 1974 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1909 Wally Nelson (Arkansas-born African-American Peace Activist) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders War African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1912 James Callaghan (Prime Minister of England) English History
1917 Cyrus R. Vance (West Virginia-born U.S. Secretary of State) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government President Jimmy Carter West Virginia Archives
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1625 James I, King of England and Scotland English Political and Social Leaders King James I of  England and Scotland Greenwich Guide
1378 Pope Gregory XI (French-born Roman Catholic Pope) French Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religion
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1625 Charles I Is Crowned King of England, Ireland & Scotland Ireland Scotland English Monarchy New York Times
1775 Thomas Jefferson Is Elected to the Second Continental Congress as a Virginia Delegate Virginia Political and Social Leaders Thomas Jefferson Second Continental Congress History Channel
1794 U.S. Congress Authorizes the Creation of a Navy U.S. Congress U.S. History Naval History New York Times
1802 Britain, France, Spain, The Netherlands Negotiate Temporary Peace with Treaty of Amiens Great Britain France Spain Netherlands Britannica
1814 Andrew Jackson Defeats Creek Indians at the Alabama Battle of Horseshoe Bend Andrew Jackson Creek Indians Creek War National Park Service Alabama Archives
1817 Antonio María Martínez Becomes the Last Governor of Spanish Texas Spain Texas Government Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Society
1819 President James Monroe Appoints Lawrence Taliaferro as an Indian Agent in Minnesota Minnesota U.S. Government President James Monroe Native-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1829 Andrew Jackson Appoints Scandal-plagued John Eaton as Secretary of War Andrew Jackson History Channel
1836 Mexican Army Executes 417 Texas Revolutionaries at Goliad Mexico Texas Death Texas A&M University History Channel University of Georgia Texas State Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Replies to Letter Regarding Poor Treatment of Indians in Minnesota Minnesota Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Lincoln Papers
1863 President Lincoln Addresses a Group of Indian Chiefs in the East Room of White House The White House Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Lincoln Papers
The U.S.S. Hendrick Hudson Seizes the British Schooner Pacifique at St. Marks, Florida Florida Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Association
1865 Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Meet at City Point, Virginia Virginia Abraham Lincoln Ulysess S. Grant Civil War History Channel
1866 Andrew Johnson Vetoes Civil Rights Bill Andrew Johnson 14th Amendment Civil Rights Court TV
1918 Bessarabia Is Annexed by Romania Romania World War I History Channel
1920 Hermann Müller Becomes German Chancellor (SPD) German Political and Social Leaders Archontology
Janesville, Wisconsin Is Chosen as the Home Base for the U.S. National Guard's First Tank Company Janesville, Wisconsin War Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1933 Japan Leaves the League of Nations Japan League of Nations League of Nations Archive
1941 Yugoslav Army Overthrows pro-Axis Government of Prince Paul, Proclaiming Peter II King Yugoslavia Political and Social Leaders World War II League of Nations Archive
1945 Germans Launch Last V-2's into England & Belgium: 200 Die England Belgium Germany War World War II History Channel
Eisenhower Declares Germany's Western Front Broken Germany Eisenhower World War II New York Times
Argentina Declares War on Germany and Japan Argentina Germany Japan World War II League of Nations Archive
National Hero Aung San Calls for Resistance to Remove Japanese Forces from Burma Burma/Myanmar Japan Asian Human Rights Commission
1958 Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev Replaces Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Cold War History Channel New York Times
The U.S. Air Force White Alice Communications System (WACS) Begins Operation in Alaska Alaska Cold War History of Technology U.S. Air Force Alaska Historical Society
1960 U.S. Navy Test-fires a Polaris Submarine-launched Missile off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida Submarines Nuclear Weapons Florida Historical Association
1970 USSR Conducts 20 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1973 U.S. to Continue Bombing of Communists in Cambodia Cambodia Vietnam War History Channel
1977 Two Boeing 747s Collide on Canary Island Runway: 542 Die Spain Aviation Disasters Death History Channel BBC Technology and Society
1985 200 Marchers Are Arrested in South Africa, Protesting for the Release of Nelson Mandela South Africa Nelson Mandela Crime South African History
1989 Russian Voters Cast Their Ballots in First-ever Parliamentary Election Russian Government Elections Historic Firsts BBC
1990 TV Marti Begins Broadcasting U.S. Propaganda into Cuba Cuba Cold War Television Propaganda History Channel
1997 James Earl Ray Tells Martin Luther King's Son That He Did Not Kill His Father James Earl Ray Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CNN

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