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 This day in History - March 27
430 Historic Events for March 27
1939

1st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33

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1940

Austin Pendleton, Warren OH, actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again)

Birth
1940

Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice

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1940

June Wilkinson, Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamarous)

Birth
1941

Liese Prokop, Austria, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1968)

Birth
1941

Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )

Birth
1941

Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years

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1941

Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

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1941

Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul

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1942

Michael York, England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)

Birth
1942

Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )

Birth
1942

-28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire

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1942

Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1« hour forward

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1942

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

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1943

US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia

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1943

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

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1943

Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

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1943

M Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83- )

Birth
1943

Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash

Death
1944

40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo

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1944

2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania

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1944

1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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1944

Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno

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1945

DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title

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1945

US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden

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