Today in history (Mar. 27)

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Today is Sunday, March 27, the 86th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2013, Joplin’s Finance Director responded to hundreds of residents concerned about sewage and trash bills; Missouri American Water said they would no longer collect money for those services three months prior.
  • In 2014, high winds kept thousands of residents in southwest Missouri without power.
  • In 2015. Pittsburg kicked off its annual Empty Bowls event to raise money for the Wesley House.

World news

  • In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.
  • In 1945, during World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that German defenses on the Western Front had been broken.
  • In 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake (the strongest on record in North America) and tsunamis that together claimed about 130 lives.


  • In 1973, “The Godfather” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Liza Minnelli won best actress for “Cabaret.”
  • In 2012, Award-winning poet Adrienne Rich, 82, died in Santa Cruz, California.
  • In 2017, NFL owners meeting in Phoenix approved the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1


  • In 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned so-called “sanctuary cities” they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities.
  • In 2019, Facebook said it was extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
  • In 2020, the House approved a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package; it was immediately signed by President Donald Trump.


Actor Julian Glover is 87. Actor Jerry Lacy is 86. Hall of Fame racer Cale Yarborough is 83. Actor-director Austin Pendleton is 82. Actor Michael York is 80. Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 72. Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 63. Jazz musician Dave Koz (kahz) is 59. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 59. Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) is 58. Rock musician Johnny April (Staind) is 57. Actor Talisa Soto is 55. Actor Ben Koldyke is 54. Actor Pauley Perrette is 53. Singer Mariah Carey is 52. Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is 52. Actor Elizabeth Mitchell is 52. Actor Nathan Fillion is 51. Hip-hop singer Fergie is 47. Jazz musician Tia Fuller is 46. Actor Emily Ann Lloyd is 38. MLB catcher Buster Posey is 35. Actor Brenda Song is 34. Pop singer-songwriter Kimbra is 32. Actor Taylor Atelian is 27. Actor/R&B singer Halle Bailey is 22. Classical crossover singer Amira Willighagen (TV: “Holland’s Got Talent”) is 18.

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