Death of St. John the Egyptian
Execution of Abu al-Mughith-al-Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj
Coronation of Rudolph as King of Germany
Death of Alfonso XI, King of Castile, of the Black Death
Death of Pope Gregory XI, last French & Avignonese Pope
Death of Mary of Burgundy, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I
Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
Earl of Essex sent to put down a rebellion in Ireland
Death of Marguerite of Valois, Queen of Navarre
Charles the First ascended the English throne upon the death of James the First.
Mozart dedicated his horn concerto, K.417, to one Joseph Leutgeb, whom he described in the dedication as "jackass, ox and simpleton".
President Washington and Congress authorized creation of the US Navy.
Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier and Ives) born
The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio.
The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen, discoverer of X-rays born
M. L. Byrn of New York patented a corkscrew.
Sir Henry Royce, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce born
President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer.
Andrew Rankin received a patent for the urinal.
Patty Smith Hill, author and education specialist, was born. Smith Hill, a prominent Kindergarten educator, wrote the lyrics to the most frequently sung song in the world: "Happy Birthday To You."
Photographer Edward Steichen born
The first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York.
Architect Mies van der Rohe born
Ferde Grofe was born. Grofe composed the popular "Grand Canyon Suite," and a less famous "Mississippi Suite." He also did the orchestration on Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." born
Actress-businesswoman Gloria Swanson was born in Chicago. Swanson received 3 Oscar nominations -- the last in 1950 for "Sunset Boulevard."
Lord Callaghan, former British prime minister born
First Japanese cherry trees planted in Washington, D.C.
Ralph Vaughan Williams' "London" Symphony was premiered, in London. The work includes as one of its themes the Westminster Chimes, that is, the notes of "Big Ben."
Former Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance born
The Seattle Metropolitans became the first US team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens.
Film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were married.
Dancer-singer Harold Nicholas born
Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan born
Newspaper columnist Anthony Lewis born
Soviet conductor and pianist and one of the best-known cellists of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich . born
Actor Charlie Chaplin, "The Little Tramp," received France's distinguished Legion of Honor.
Dance company director Arthur Mitchell born
Auto racer Cale Yarborough born
Actor Austin Pendleton born
American servicemen were granted free mailing privileges.
During World War Two, General Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that German defenses on the Western Front had been broken.
Tommy Rogers, a boxer with only one arm, knocked his opponent, Somersby Dowst, down twice in the 9th round to win the title fight in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Musician (Genesis) Tony Banks born
Actress Maria Schneider ("Last Tango in Paris") born
Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nikolai Bulganin as premier of the Soviet Union.
CBS Laboratories announced a new stereophonic record that was playable on ordinary "LP" phonographs, meaning monaural. In stereo, however, on the proper equipment, a new rich and fuller sound was heard.
Former Olympic gymnast Bart Conner born
Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) born
Movie director Quentin Tarantino born
Football player Randy Cunningham born
Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) born
A powerful earthquake in Alaska killed 117 people.
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth, died in a plane crash.
Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) born
UCLA became the first team ever to win five consecutive NCAA basketball titles. The Bruins defeated Villanova 68-62. UCLA, under coaching legend John Wooden, dominated NCAA tournament play until 1974.
Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky retired after 42 years of coaching the Wildcats. During his tenure at Kentucky, Rupp won 874 games for a winning average of 82.1 percent.
Marlon Brando turned down an Oscar for his performance in "The Godfather" as a gesture of support for the Indians occupying the Wounded Knee reservation in South Dakota.
Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets collided and exploded in flames on a foggy runway in the Canary Islands, killing 582 people in the worst aviation disaster in history.
The US Supreme Court ruled, 8 to 1, that police could not stop motorists at random to check licenses and registrations unless there was reason to believe a law had been broken.
147 people died when the Alexander Kielland, a floating platform for off-duty oil workers, capsized in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
An angry crowd shouting "Go home!" forced Chicago mayoral candidate Harold Washington to cut short a campaign appearance with former vice president Walter F. Mondale in the city's North Side.
Actress Emily Ann Lloyd ("Something So Right") born
A grand jury in New York City indicted Bernhard Goetz for the shooting of four black youths on a subway train. (Goetz was acquitted of attempted murder, but convicted of violating weapons laws.)
The ships and planes of the Sixth Fleet withdrew from the Gulf of Sidra off Libya as American officials declared the United States had accomplished its mission of defending freedom of the seas.
'Baby M', famed surrogate born
The U.S. Senate revived President Reagan's plan to send $100 million to aid the Nicaraguan rebels.
The Marine Corps charged that Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree, a Marine guard, had escorted Soviet agents through the U.S. Embassy in Moscow -- an accusation that was later dropped, Lonetree was convicted of espionage.
Jesse Jackson, rejoicing from an upset victory in Michigan's primary-style caucuses the day before, vowed that his Democratic presidential campaign would continue to "win and grow."
Boris N. Yeltsin and other anti-establishment candidates claimed victory in parliamentary elections for the new Congress of People's Deputies.
The U.S. began test broadcasts of TV Marti to Cuba, which promptly jammed the signal. TV Marti is the Voice of America's television station which broadcasts entertainment and news to Cuba.
Soviet soldiers began rounding up Lithuanians who had fled the Red Army after the republic's declaration of independence.
In a surprising flap, President Bush publicly disagreed with Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who claimed he had urged further fighting in the Persian Gulf War at the time Bush ordered a cease-fire (Schwarzkopf later apologized to Bush).
Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton, campaigning in New York, apologized for recently golfing at an all-white club.
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim in Munich, a meeting denounced by Jewish groups because of Waldheim's alleged involvement with Nazi persecution during World War Two.
A top UN relief official accused Bosnian Serbs of breaking their promises by blocking an aid convoy for trapped Muslims in eastern Bosnia, a day after a cease-fire agreement.
More than 40 people were killed as violent thunderstorms tore across the Southeast, including 20 who died when the roof of the Goshen United Methodist Church in Alabama collapsed.
Italians went to the polls in general elections that resulted in big gains for a right-wing coalition.
Ukraine held its first parliamentary elections since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"Forrest Gump" won six Academy Awards, including best picture and a second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for Tom Hanks; Jessica Lange won Best Actress for "Blue Sky."
Former President Jimmy Carter announced he had brokered a two-month cease-fire between Sudan's Islamic government and rebels.
An Israeli court convicted Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's confessed assassin of murder, then sentenced former law student Yigal Amir to life in prison.
Russian workers staged a nationwide strike to demand overdue wages.
Dexter King, son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior, met with James Earl Ray, the man in prison for the older King's assassination. Ray denied having anything to do with the shooting, to which King replied, "I believe you."
The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, saying it helped about two-thirds of impotent men improve their sexual function.
Ferdinand Porsche Junior, who founded the sports car firm that bears his name, died at age 88 in Zell am See, Austria.
Maria Butyrskaya of Russia won the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland; defending champion Michelle Kwan of the United States finished second.
NATO expanded its air assault on Yugoslavia in the fourth straight day of attacks.
The Supreme Court decided the federal government could deny food stamps and other welfare benefits to people who live permanently in the United States but who are not citizens.
DaimlerChrysler AG announced it would buy 34 percent of Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
California regulators approved electricity rate hikes of up to 46 percent.
Cricket: Sehwag dominates, but India trails
Togo opposition wants election delayed
New Kyrgyz election scheduled after lightning coup
Wendy's sales down in Northern California
Chili finger may have been raw
Lebanon yields to opposition tide
Former British Prime Minister James Callaghan dies aged 92
Guards uncover 600-foot escape tunnel at US prison in Iraq
Five wounded, two killed in Lebanon blast
IBM releases freeware for visualizing document histories
Report reveals Top 10 most-confusing tech buzzwords
Pakistan admits scientist sold nuke tech to Iran
Doctor Who returns as UK Saturday night timeslot lord
Kulov declares newly elected parliament legitimate, Kyrgyz parliamentary conflict deepens
Harvard's Berkman Center blog group develops blogging tutorials
George Mason University upsets UConn, advances to Final Four
Crash kills Indy driver Paul Dana
Creekstone Farms sues USDA for refusing to allow mad cow testing
Western Australia braces for another cyclone
Greek court rules worship of ancient Greek deities is legal
Seattle shooting leaves seven dead
Prince closes XVIII Commonwealth Games
UK PM addresses joint sitting of Australian Parliament
Airbus A380 safety test injures 33
Sweden names Jan Eliasson new Foreign Minister
Bomb blast near Mosul, Iraq kills at least 40
Ontario ombudsman hands over lottery investigation to police
Liberal minority government elected in Quebec
Ribena fined over misleading advertising
NHL: Penguins complete sweep of Capitals, clinch playoff berth
UK prepared to go 'into different phase' if sailors and marines not released by Iran within days
Northern Ireland MEP Jim Allister resigns from DUP
Body of missing Briton Lindsay Ann Hawker found in bathtub
Guantanamo detainee David Hicks pleads guilty to providing "material support"
National Hockey League news: March 27, 2008
Kosmos-3M rocket launches fourth SAR-Lupe satellite
Ryanair executives pay frozen over increased fuel prices
US President George Bush discusses 'war on terror'
Airbus parent EADS wins Â£13 billion UK RAF airtanker contract
TerÃ¤sbetoni's 'Myrskyntuoja' tops Finnish album chart
Space Shuttle Endeavour completes STS-123 mission
South Park episodes available free online
Governor of Puerto Rico indicted in campaign finance probe
Iraqi forces battle militants in Basra for second day
U.S. accidentally delivered nuclear missile components to Taiwan
North Korea missile launch looks imminent
Turks and Caicos Islands Premier resigns
New Jersey teen faces child porn charges for posting nude photos of herself online
Parts of US airplane fall from sky in Brazil
Relics of 39 saints found by British Museum
Businesses and individuals worldwide to turn lights off as part of Earth Hour 2009
Preliminary investigation results released on Canadian helicopter crash
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says America helps fuel illegal drug trade
Study of soft cheese wins oddest book title award
Royal Commission recommends single council for Auckland
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Chile
Eleven die in truck-van crash in Kentucky
MySpace loses over ten million users in one month
Guatemalan president and first lady apply for divorce
Australian field archers vie for spot at World Championships
UK student jailed for 'racist' Twitter posts about footballer Fabrice Muamba
Australian archer Odette Snazelle in Canberra for nationals
Australian archer Alice Ingley readies for potential Olympic spot
David Miliband to resign as MP for job at non-profit
Andrew Sayers resigns National Museum of Australia directorship
Icelandic Hekla volcano shows signs of activity