history fact – March 27, 2017

Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017. There are 279 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History took place 40 years ago:

On March 27, 1977, in aviation’s worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off in heavy fog, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on an airport runway on the Canary Island of Tenerife (ten-uh-REEF’).

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