THIS DAY IN HISTORY 27/03


This Day in History 27/03

MARCH 27TH

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1790 – The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England

1802 – Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends

1933 – Japan leaves League of Nations

1933 – Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett

1950 – Netherlands recognizes People’s Republic of China

1956 – French commandos land in Algeria

1962 – International Theatre Day was created by International Theatre Institute.

2006 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1845 – Wilhelm Rontgen, Lennep, Rhine Province, discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901)
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1971 – Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)
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1975 – Fergie Duhamel, Hacienda Heights, California, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
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FAMOUS DEATHS

1625 – James I Stuart, king of Scotland (1567)/England (1603-25), dies at 58

1898 – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80

1968 – Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34

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