March 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida.
- 1625 - Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
- 1851 - First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
- 1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- 2004 - HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
- Famous Birthdays: Sophie Mereau (German author), Louis XVII of France, Alfred de Vigny (French author, poet, and playwright, Wilhelm Röntgen (German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Otto Wallach (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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