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March 27th

1958 Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nikolai Bulganin as premier of the Soviet Union.
1964 A powerful earthquake in Alaska killed 117 people. It was the strongest quake to hit North America.
1977 Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets collided and exploded in flames on a foggy runway in the Canary Islands, killing 577 people in the worst aviation disaster in history.
1980 A Norwegian oil platform capsized during a storm in the North Sea, killing 123 people.
1990 Soviet soldiers dragged Lithuanian army deserters from a hospital in Vilnius and took over the headquarters of Lithuania's independent Communist Party in an effort to reassert Moscow's control over the dissident Baltic republic.
1996 An Israeli court convicted Yigal Amir of assassinating Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and sentenced him to life in prison.
2002 A suicide bomber killed himself and 19 Israelis attending a Passover meal at a hotel in Netanya. More than 100 others were injured.
2003 U.S. President George Bush, seeking to calm concerns that the war in Iraq is proving tougher than expected after its first week, said the United States and Britain will battle Saddam Hussein's forces "however long it takes to win."
2003 Health officials said 1,408 people in 14 countries had been stricken with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and 53 had died, including at least 34 in China.
2004 NASA reported its unmanned experimental hypersonic plane reached about 5,000 mph in a test flight -- more than seven times the speed of sound.
2005 Ailing Pope John Paul II appeared at his apartment window before an Easter crowd in St. Peter's Square but was unable to speak. He silently blessed thousands of pilgrims who wept and cheered.
2005 About 1 million chanting demonstrators converged on Taiwan's capital to protest China's Anti-Secession Law.
2006 A U.S. Senate committee approved a plan designed to legalize the United States' 11 million illegal immigrants.
2006 A suicide bomber outside a police recruiting center in northern Iraq killed at least 30 people and wounded 30 others.
2007 U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice brokered a deal between Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet twice a week to address security issues.
2007 Leaders of Myanmar, formerly Burma, staged a military parade to show off their new capital city, Naypyidaw.
2008 Violence raged around Baghdad and in southern Iraq where clashes between Iraqi security forces and rebel militia members killed at least 100 people, military officials said.
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