Monday, March 27, 2017

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR MARCH 27


On this day in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida.

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On this day in 1625, Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.

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On this day in 1814, in central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

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On this day in 1836, the Goliad massacre takes place when Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.

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On this day in 1854, the United Kingdom declares war on Russia. It's the Crimean War: Phase One.

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On this day in 1886, famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

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On this day in 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.

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On this day in 1958, Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.

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On this day in 1964, the Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

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On this day in 1977, two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). Sixty-one survived on the Pan Am flight. This is the worst aviation accident in history.

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On this day in 1980, the Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.

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On this day in 1981, the Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.

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On this day in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

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