This Day in History: March 27th

Here are ten significant things that happened on this day in history, March 27th:

  1. 1306 – Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone Palace, Scotland.
  2. 1794 – The United States Congress passed the Naval Act, which authorized the construction of six frigates, marking the birth of the United States Navy.
  3. 1836 – The siege of the Alamo in Texas ended after a 13-day battle, with all of the Texan defenders being killed by the Mexican army.
  4. 1854 – Britain and France declared war on Russia, beginning the Crimean War.
  5. 1912 – The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, D.C. as a gift from Japan.
  6. 1964 – The largest earthquake ever recorded in North America, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale, struck Alaska, killing over 100 people.
  7. 1977 – Two Boeing 747 passenger jets collided on a runway at Tenerife’s Los Rodeos Airport in the Canary Islands, resulting in 583 fatalities, making it the deadliest aviation accident in history.
  8. 1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra, the first pill to treat erectile dysfunction, revolutionizing the treatment of male impotence.
  9. 2014 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s secession from Ukraine and annexation by Russia invalid.
  10. 2019 – The United Kingdom Parliament voted to take control of the Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May, in a series of indicative votes on alternative Brexit plans.

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