Historical Events for 27th March 2024

1668 – English King Charles II grants Royal Charter giving control of Bombay, India to the English East India Company
1936 – 95th Grand National: Fulke Walwyn scores back-to-back GN victories aboard Reynoldstown at 10/1
1953 – 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
1964 – The Great Alaska Earthquake (9.2 magnitude) and resulting tsunami kill 139 people in the largest US earthquake and second largest ever recorded
1972 – Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster
1972 – Venera 8 launches to explore Venus
1991 – New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1994 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Donna Andrews wins her only major title by 1 over British runner-up Laura Davies; Andrews birdies final hole while Davies makes bogey.
2019 – US Special Council Robert S. Mueller writes a letter to US Attorney William Barr regarding Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report stating Barr’s letter “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the findings. “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
2023 – At least 40 people are killed and 28 injured in a fire at a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez on the Mexican US border, amid large numbers of migrants gathering on the Mexican border

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