On This Day

27th March

1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicated Venice and all its population.

1625 - Charles I, ascended the English throne, with the title "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland..." Yes, he also claimed the title King of France.

1713 - Britain gained Menorca and Gibraltar under the Treaty of Utrecht.

1871 - The first international rugby game was played - Scotland 1, England 0.

1914 - The first successful blood transfusion was carried out (in Brussels).

1945 - The last German V2 rocket fell on England, killing a woman on Kynaston Road in Orpington, Kent

1964 - The first Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline started broadcasting.

1964 - The Great Train Robbers were sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars.