27 March: What happened on this day in history? We look at some of the most interesting debuts. Hope you will find it as exciting as we did.
Let’s unwrap to see what special day is today.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 27 March
People & Politics
- 196 BC – Ptolemy V ascended to the throne of Egypt.
- 1625 – Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascended the English throne.
- 1668 – English King Charles II gave Bombay to East India Company.
- 1782 – Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, became Prime Minister of Great Britain.
- 1931 – Charlie Chaplin received France’s distinguished Legion of Honor.
Debuts and Discoveries
- 1841 – The first US steam fire engine was tested, NYC.
- 1855 – Canadian geologist Abraham Gesner patented Kerosene.
- 1884 – The first long-distance telephone call, Boston-New York.
- 1912 – The first Japanese cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, D.C.
- 1914 – The first successful non-direct blood transfusion was performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels.
- 1975 – Construction began on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline; spanning 800 miles (1,300 km), the oil pipeline cost $8 billion and was completed in 1977.
Birth Anniversaries (27 March)
- 1845 – Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, German physicist who was a recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics, in 1901 for his discovery of X-rays.
- 1886 – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect.
Death Anniversaries (27 March)
- 1968 – Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into space.
- 1972 – M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher), Dutch graphic Artist.
- 2002 – Dudley Moore, British actor, comedian, and musician.
What Special Day is Today: 27 March
- World Theatre Day
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