Almanac

March 27, 2006

March 27

1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.

1836: The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio.

1964: Alaska was rocked by a powerful earthquake that killed 114 people.

1968: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash.

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