Sun, March 26, 2017 | 23:48

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

1668 — English King Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

1708 — English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk

1709 — Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)

1713 — Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar

1721 — France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid

1758 — Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine

1790 — The shoelace invented

1794 — Congress authorizes the President “to provide a naval armament” (U.S. Navy)

1802 — Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends