The cherries of friendship in Washington

Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki donated 3020 cherry tree saplings to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, Continue Reading

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The deadliest accident in aviation history upon the ground of Tenerife

On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Tenerife North Airport in Tenerife. Resulting in 583 fatalities. The collision occurred when the KLM airliner initiated its takeoff run while the Pan Am airliner, shrouded in Continue Reading