Today in History – March 27 – India and World is an article that has been designed for those people who are aspiring for competitive exams like UPSC and SSC. This particular article sums up the most important historical events that took place in India and rest of the world in a chronological order. The article can be used as a study assistance while preparing for history lessons. Let us take a quick look at the events that took place on this very day in history.
What Happened on This Day in History – March 27
Today in History – March 27: “India”
1552: Guru Angad Dev died on this day.
1668: The English Crown gave Bombay to the East India Company against an annual rent of £10.
1898: Syed Ahmad Khan died.
1997: Haryana’s Hari Singh hijacked a Chennai-bound Indian Airlines flight by posing as a human bomb. He surrendered 8 hours later.
Today in History – March 27: “World”
1794: A permanent navy was established by the United States Government. The government also authorized the building of 6 frigates.
1794: A neutrality compact was formed by Sweden and Denmark.
1915: The first healthy carrier of disease – Typhoid Mary – was identified in USA and she was put in quarantine where she would spend the rest of her life.
1941: During WWII, the pro-Axis government was toppled by Officers of Yugoslav Air Force in a bloodless coup.
1945: During WWII, Operation Starvation started. It was an operation of aerial mining of Japanese waterways and ports. Also, Argentina declared war on the Axis powers.
1964: Good Friday earthquake with a magnitude of 9.2 struck Southcentral Alaska. It was North America’s most powerful earthquake.
1975: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System’s construction started on this day.
1998: Viagra was approved by Food and Drug Administration for treating male impotence. It was the first pill to be ever approved for this particular condition.