Monday, March 27, 2017
History for March 27 - On-This-Day.com:
Nathaniel Currier 1813, William Conrad Rontgen 1845, Sir Henry Royce 1863
Patty Smith Hill 1868, James Callaghan 1912 - British prime minister, Mariah Carey 1970 - Singer
1794 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 - In Goliad, TX, about 350 Texan prisoners, including their commander James Fannin, were executed under orders from Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna. An estimated 30 Texans escaped execution.
1860 - The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.
1917 - The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became the chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
1998 - Top civilian aircraft makers in France, Spain, Germany and Britain agreed to create single European aerospace and defense company.
2004 - NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7 (about 5,000 mph).