Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 27
This is a list of selected March 27 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1814 – In central Alabama, US and Native American forces under General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.||refimprove section|
|1836 – Texas Revolution: Mexican President Antonio López de Santa Anna ordered the execution of about 400 Texian prisoners of war.||unreferenced section|
|1851 – Explorer Lafayette Bunnell and other members of the Mariposa Battalion became the non-indigenous discoverers of California's Yosemite Valley.||refimprove|
|1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first person to be identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, was placed into quarantine, where she would spend the rest of her life.||refimprove|
|1964 – The 9.2 Mw Good Friday Earthquake, the strongest in U.S. history, and subsequent tsunamis devastated Anchorage, Alaska, killing over 130 people.||refimprove section|
|1977 – Two Boeing 747 airliners collided on a foggy runway at Los Rodeos Airport on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people in the worst aircraft accident in aviation history.||external links|
- 1794 – To protect American merchant ships from Barbary pirates, the United States Congress passed the Naval Act to establish a naval force, consisting of the USS Constitution and five other frigates, which eventually became the United States Navy.
- 1884 – Outraged by a jury's decision to convict a man of manslaughter instead of murder, a mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, began three days of rioting.
- 1899 – Philippine–American War: For the only time during the course of the war, Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo personally led troops against the US in the Battle of Marilao River.
- 1945 – World War II: The United States Army Air Forces began Operation Starvation, laying naval mines in many of Japan's vital water routes and ports to disrupt shipping.
- 1958 – First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev also took over the role of Premier.
- 1975 – Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, an oil pipeline spanning the length of Alaska, began.
- 1976 – The Washington Metro, the second-busiest rapid transit system in the US, opened to commuters.
- 1980 – Nelson Bunker Hunt and his brother failed in their attempt to corner the world market in silver, causing panic in commodity and futures exchanges.
- 1998 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug sildenafil, better known by the trade name Viagra, for use as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
- 2002 – A suicide bomber killed about 30 Israeli civilians and injured about 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.
- 2009 – A suicide bomber killed at least 48 people at a mosque in Jamrud, in the Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
- 2009 – The dam holding Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Tangerang District, Indonesia, failed, resulting in floods killing at least 100 people.
- 1329 – Pope John XXII issued a papal bull that some of the works of German theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart were heretical.
- 1782 – Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, a leading British Whig Party statesman, began his second non-consecutive term as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
- 1850 – San Diego, the first European settlement in what is now California, was incorporated as a city.
- 1981 – The Solidarity movement in Poland staged a warning strike, the biggest strike in the history of the Eastern Bloc, in which at least 12 million Poles walked off their jobs for four hours.
- 1993 – Jiang Zemin (pictured) succeeded Yang Shangkun to become President of the People's Republic of China.