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  • Qinzhou, Guangxi, China
    Friday Mar 27, 1908

    Xinhai Revolution

    Qin-lian Uprising

    Qinzhou, Guangxi, China
    Friday Mar 27, 1908

    On 27 March 1908, Huang Xing launched a raid, later known as the Qin-lian Uprising, from a base in Vietnam and attacked the cities of Qinzhou and Lianzhou in Guangdong. The struggle continued for fourteen days but was forced to terminate after the revolutionaries ran out of supplies.




  • Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece
    Thursday Mar 27, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Cape Matapan

    Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece
    Thursday Mar 27, 1941

    Ships of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy, intercepted and sank or severely damaged several ships of the Italian Regia Marina under Squadron-Vice-Admiral Angelo Iachino. The Battle of Cape Matapan fought from 27 to 29 March 1941.




  • Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Present Day Belgrade, Serbia)
    Thursday Mar 27, 1941

    World War II

    Yugoslav coup d'état

    Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Present Day Belgrade, Serbia)
    Thursday Mar 27, 1941

    The Yugoslav government was overthrown two days later (Tripartite Pact Signature) by nationalists. The Yugoslav coup d'état of 27 March 1941 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, replaced the regency led by Prince Paul and installed King Peter II.




  • China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria

    China
    Wednesday Mar 27, 1946

    Prior to giving control to Communist leaders, on March 27 Soviet diplomats requested a joint venture of industrial development with the Nationalist Party in Manchuria.




  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1961

    James Bond

    Thunderball was published

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1961

    Thunderball is the ninth book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series and the eighth full-length Bond novel. It was first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 27 March 1961, where the initial print run of 50,938 copies quickly sold out.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 27, 1973

    Marlon Brando

    1973 Academy Awards ceremony

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 27, 1973

    At the 1973 Academy Awards ceremony, Brando refused to accept the Oscar for his performance in The Godfather. Sacheen Littlefeather represented him at the ceremony. She appeared in full Apache attire and stated that owing to the "poor treatment of Native Americans in the film industry", Brando would not accept the award.




  • Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    Plane Accidents

    Tenerife disaster

    Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain
    Sunday Mar 27, 1977

    The Tenerife airport disaster, which occurred on March 27, 1977, remains the accident with the highest number of airliner passenger fatalities. 583 people died when a KLM Boeing 747 attempted to take off without flight clearance and collided with a taxiing Pan Am 747 at Los Rodeos Airport on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. There were no survivors from the KLM aircraft and only 61 of the 396 passengers and crew on the Pan Am aircraft survived. Pilot error was the primary cause, as the KLM captain began his takeoff run without obtaining air traffic control clearance


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    Chief Superintendent Mole himself was to be transferred to the Barnsley division

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1989

    Police presence at the previous year's FA Cup semi-final (also between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and also at Hillsborough Stadium) had been overseen by Chief Superintendent Brian L. Mole. Mole had supervised numerous police deployments at the stadium in the past. In October 1988 a probationary PC in Mole's F division, South Yorkshire was handcuffed, photographed, and stripped by fellow officers in a fake robbery, as a hazing prank. Four officers resigned and seven were disciplined over the incident. Chief Superintendent Mole himself was to be transferred to the Barnsley division for "career development reasons". The transfer was to be done with immediate effect on 27 March 1989.


  • Italy
    Sunday Mar 27, 1994

    Silvio Berlusconi

    A Prime Minister

    Italy
    Sunday Mar 27, 1994

    Berlusconi rapidly rose to the forefront of Italian politics in January 1994. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time and appointed as Prime Minister following the 1994 parliamentary elections, when Forza Italia gained a relative majority a mere three months after having been launched.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Mar 27, 1994

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The local Election of Istanbul

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Mar 27, 1994

    In the local elections of 27 March 1994, Erdoğan was elected Mayor of Istanbul, with a plurality (25.19%) of the popular vote. He was pragmatic in office, tackling many chronic problems in Istanbul including water shortage, pollution and traffic chaos.


  • Singapore
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Singapore: Educational classes cancellation

    Singapore
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    The Ministry of Education of Singapore announced that all primary schools, secondary schools, and junior colleges were to be shut until April 6, 2003.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Educational classes cancellation

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    On March 27, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau announced the class cancellation of all educational institutions.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    The March of the Dissenters

    Moscow, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2007

    Kasparov helped organize The March of the Dissenters on 24 March 2007.


  • Russia
    Friday Mar 27, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev met with Alexander Bortnikov, the Director of the Federal Security Service to discuss the official ending of counter-terrorism operations

    Russia
    Friday Mar 27, 2009

    On 27 March 2009, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev met with Alexander Bortnikov, the Director of the Federal Security Service to discuss the official ending of counter-terrorism operations in Chechnya.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

    Kim Jong-un

    Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party

    North Korea
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

    On 27 March 2012, Kim was elected to the Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    Brexit

    Both the Lords and the Commons approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

    After the government deemed unwarranted the concerns over the legality of the proposed change (because it contained two possible exit dates) the previous day, on 27 March 2019 both the Lords (without a vote) and the Commons (by 441 to 105) approved the statutory instrument changing the exit date to 22 May 2019 if a withdrawal deal is approved, or 12 April 2019 if it is not. The amendment was then signed into law at 12:40 p.m. the next day.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Mar 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    66th situation report by the WHO

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Mar 27, 2020

    On the 66 situation report by the WHO it was announced that the number of infections reached 462,684 and that the death count reached 20,834 worldwide.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Boris Johnson infected

    United Kingdom
    Friday Mar 27, 2020

    On the 27th of March, English prime minister Boris Johnson announced that he tested positive for the virus after suffering the symptoms through the previous 24 hours.


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