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Notable Historical Events for March 27th

1814Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama

1983Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1625Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

1958Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party

1943Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

1855Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

1941Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

1863American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

1948Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

1951Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"

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Notable Birthdays on March 27th

1971Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)

1963Quentin Tarantino, director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)

1975Fergie Duhamel, Hacienda Heights, California, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)

1899Gloria Swanson, Chicago Illinois, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly)

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Notable Weddings on March 27th

1998Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)

1916Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)

1958Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

1954Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann

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Notable Deaths on March 27th

1625James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

2002Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

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