1794: A permanent navy is established by the U.S Government and 6 frigates are authorized to be built.
1794: A neutrality compact is drawn up between Sweden and Denmark.
1814: At the Battle of Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812, General Andrew Jackson leads U.S troops against Creek Indians in Alabama. American forces are victorious.
1866: The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by U.S President Andrew Johnson. However, his veto is overridden by the United States Congress and it becomes law on April 9th.
1886: The Apache warrior Geronimo surrenders to the United States Army.
1941: The pro-Axis government is overturned in Yugoslavia by Air Force officers in that country during World War II.
1943:S Naval forces intercept Japanese forces that were trying to reinforce the garrison at Kiska in the Alaskan Aleutian islands. This begins the Battle of the Komandorski Islands during WWII.
1945: Operation Starvation begins during World War II. During this operation, Allied forces dropped mines from planes into the ports and waterways of Japan.
1945: Argentina declares war on the Axis Powers.
1980: When Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Herbert Hunt attempt to corner the silver market, a panic ensues on the commodity and futures exchanges and silver prices steeply dropped. This event would eventually be known as Silver Thursday.
1998: Viagra is approved as a treatment for male impotence by the Food and Drug Administration on this day.
Famous Birthdays on March 27
American General and Medal of Honor recipient, Adolphus Greely is born in 1844.
German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Wilhelm Rontgen is born in 1845.
Jewish-German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Otto Wallach is born in 1847.
American actress Gloria Swanson is born in 1899.
American illustrator and screenwriter Carl Banks is born in 1901.
American screenwriter, director, actor and producer, Quentin Tarantino is born in 1963.
American actress Pauley Perrette is born in 1969.
American actress Elizabeth Mitchell is born in 1970.