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Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 27 - The Day in History

March 27 : General Interest
1998: FDA approves Viagra

On this day in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves use of the drug Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-elected-to-the-continental-congress

Automotive
1952 : Toyota founder dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toyota-founder-dies

Civil War
1865 : Lincoln, Sherman, and Grant meet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-sherman-and-grant-meet

Cold War
1990 : TV Marti begins broadcasting to Cuba
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tv-marti-begins-broadcasting-to-cuba

Crime
1905 : Fingerprint evidence is used to solve a British murder case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fingerprint-evidence-is-used-to-solve-a-british-murder-case

Disaster
1977 : Jumbo jets collide at Canary Islands airport
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jumbo-jets-collide-at-canary-islands-airport

General Interest
1912 : Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-cherry-trees-planted-along-the-potomac
1958 : Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khrushchev-becomes-soviet-premier
1964 : Earthquake rocks Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-alaska

Hollywood
1973 : Marlon Brando declines Best Actor Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marlon-brando-declines-best-actor-oscar

Literary
1923 : Poet Louis Simpson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/poet-louis-simpson-born

Music
1979 : Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton are married
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pattie-boyd-and-eric-clapton-are-married

Old West
1836 : Mexicans execute defenders of Goliad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mexicans-execute-defenders-of-goliad

Presidential
1829 : Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-appoints-john-eaton-as-secretary-of-war-and-starts-scandal

Sports
1939 : March Madness is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/march-madness-is-born

Vietnam War
1965 : South Vietnamese forces conduct combat operations in Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-conduct-combat-operations-in-cambodia
1973 : Bombing of Cambodia to continue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bombing-of-cambodia-to-continue

World War I
1918 : Bessarabia annexed by Romania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bessarabia-annexed-by-romania

World War II
1945 : Germans launch last of their V-2s
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-launch-last-of-their-v-2s
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