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27 March

1306 – Scotland – Coronation of Robert the Bruce at Scone Abbey, Perthshire. http://digital.nls.uk/scotlandspages/timeline/1306.html http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=robert1

1378 – Rome – Gregory XI died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XI

1613 – Canada – First English born child was son of Nicholas Guy, at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Guy

1625 – England/Scotland/Ireland and France – James I died, aged 58.  Charles I became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=james1 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=charles1

1782 – GB – Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marques of Rockingham became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/charles-watson-wentworth-2nd-marquess-of-rockingham

1809 – Spain – Battle of Ciudad-Real (Peninsula War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ciudad_Real

1812 – USA – Evansville, Indiana founded by Hugh McGary Jr. http://www.worldmapsonline.com/historicalmaps/1W-IN-EV-1880.htm

1814 – USA – Battle of Horseshoe Bend (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Horseshoe_Bend_(1814)


1836 – USA – Goliad massacre, Texas, c. 400 killed (Texas Revolution). https://youtu.be/EW_HdUQQ6mc https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qeg02

1881 – UK – Rioting in Basingstoke, against Teetotalism promotion by Salvation Army. http://www.friendsofwillis.hampshire.org.uk/massagainians.htm

1884 – USA – Riot started at courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_riots_of_1884

1890 – USA – Tornado struck Louisville, Kentucky, 76 killed. http://www.filsonhistorical.org/archive/news_v5n2_cyclone.html

1899 – Philippines – Battle of Marilao River (Philippine-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marilao_River

1910 – Hungary – Fire at barn dance in Ököritófülpös, 312 killed.


1915 – USA – Typhoid Mary put in quarantine. https://youtu.be/8JPCZOb7z2w  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Mallon

1943 – Komandorski Islands – Battle of Komandorski Islands (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Komandorski_Islands

1943 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed near Brisbane-Archerfield RAAF Station, QLD, 23 killed (WWII).http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430327-0

1945 – Australia – USAAF plane missing, 24 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450327-1

1945 – Japan – Operation Starvation began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Starvation

1946 – Singapore – RAF plane crashed at Singapore-Seletar Airport, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460327-0

1948 – France – Indian National Airways plane crashed at Monte Cardo, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480327-0

1951 – UK – Air Transport Charter plane crashed at Manchester-Ringway Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510327-0

1958 – USSR – Nikita Khrushchev became Premier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev

1963 – UK – Dr. Richard Beeching issued a report for huge cuts to rail network. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=13


1964 – USA – Earthquake measuring 9.2, epicentre in Anchorage, Alaska, 125 killed. https://youtu.be/avvrRiAPqOE  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/alaska1964/


1974 – USA – Construction of Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System began. https://youtu.be/y0rELZEfo5c https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Alaska_Pipeline_System#Construction

1976 – USA – First part of Washington Metro subway opened. http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/washington-metro/


1977 – Canary Islands – KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736 collided at Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, 583 killed. https://youtu.be/MiV9ZH7QiLA http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19770327-0

1980 – North Sea – Norwegian oil platform Alexander L Kielland collapsed, 123 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/27/newsid_2531000/2531091.stm

1986 – Australia – Car bomb exploded at Russell Street Police HQ, Melbourne, 1 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Street_bombing

1993 – China – Jiang Zemin became President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Zemin

2000 – USA – Phillips Petroleum plant explosion, Pasadena, Texas, 1 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_explosion_of_2000

2002 – Israel – Suicide bomber at Passover meal in Netanya, 29 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover_massacre

2002 – France – Nanterre massacre. http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/durn-richard.htm

2004 – UK – Decommissioned HMS Scylla sunk off Cornwall as artificial reef. http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/dive_site_uk_england_southwest_wreck_hms_scylla.html

2009 – Indonesia – Artificial lake Situ Gintung broke, 99 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7967205.stm

2009 – Pakistan – Suicide bomber at mosque in Khyber Agency, 48 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7967594.stm

2013 – Taiwan – Earthquake measuring 6.0Mw, epicentre near Taipei.

2015 – Somalia – Makka al-Mukarama Hotel attack, 20 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makka_al-Mukarama_hotel_attack

York

1570 – Simon Digby, John Fulthorpe, Robert Pennyman and Thomas Bishop were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1575 – Frederick Gottfried and Thomas Conrat were executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows.

1597 – John Thomas de Neime was executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows.

1613 – William Grame was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1634 – John Bartendale was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1708 – Two troops of Queen Anne’s guards arrived in city.

1740 – William Spink Jr was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1908 – First meeting of the North Eastern Railway League of Riflemen.