Tuesday, March 27, 2012

27th of March

Today is the 86th day of the year, with only 279 days remaining until the end of the year.

1794 - The United States government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1814 - In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeats the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

1836 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas Prisoners of War at Goliad, Texas.

1886 - Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

1915 - Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.

1977 - Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers.  61 people survived on the Pan Am flight.

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