27th March

The events happened on 27th March are :

47 : Cleopatra reinstated as queen of Egypt : The legendary Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, aided by her Roman lover Julius Caesar, was reinstated as coruler of Egypt (with her brother Ptolemy XIV) this day in 47 BC following a civil war with her brother Ptolemy XIII.

1998 : The drug Viagra from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating erectile dysfunction.

1977 : Two airplanes, a Pan Am 747 and a KLM 747, collided on a runway in the Canary Islands, killing 582.

1958 : Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nikolay Bulganin as premier of the Soviet Union.

1886 : German American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose rectilinear forms crafted in elegant simplicity epitomized the International style of architecture, was born.

1814 : At the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (Tohopeka, Alabama) in the Creek War, Andrew Jackson and his 3,000 troops defeated the Creek Indians, slaughtering more than 800 warriors and imprisoning 500 women and children.

1625 : Upon the death of James I, Charles I ascended the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.

1351 : As part of the struggle between Charles of Blois (supported by the king of France) and John of Montfort (backed by the king of England) over succession to the duchy of Brittany, their knights waged the Battle of the Thirty near Ploƫrmel.

26th March | 28th March

Today in History Index

From 27th March to HOME PAGE