History March 27th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1513 - Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
    1625 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends English throne
    1713 - Spain losses Menorca and Gibraltar
    1721 - France and Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
    1790 - The shoelace invented
    1794 - US Navy forms
    1802 - Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
    1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend: Gen Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
    1836 - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
    1841 - 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
    1848 - John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
    1849 - Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
    1855 - Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
    1863 - President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer
    1866 - Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
    1866 - Pres Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amend
    1884 - 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
    1912 - 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
    1914 - 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
    1924 - Canada recognizes USSR
    1930 - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
    1931 - Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
    1933 - Japan leaves League of Nations
    1933 - Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson and Eric William Fawcett
    1940 - Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
    1941 - Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
    1941 - Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
    1941 - Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
    1944 - 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
    1944 - 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
    1944 - 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
    1944 - Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
    1945 - Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
    1945 - Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese and 6,000 US killed
    1950 - Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
    1956 - US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
    1958 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier and 1st sect of Communist Party
    1962 - Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
    1964 - Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
    1964 - Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
    1969 - Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
    1972 - Venera 8 launched to Venus
    1976 - Washington DC underground Metro opens
    1979 - Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
    1980 - Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
    1997 - 39 cult memebers in Calif commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
    2134 - 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet