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This Day in History for March 27

This Day In History1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1841 – 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC.

1866 – US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil right bill; it later becomes 14th amendment.

1912 – 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, DC.

1930 – 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea.

1931 – John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on.

1933 – Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized.

1943 – Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio.

1945 – Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record “It’s Only a Paper Moon”

1952 – “Singin’ in the Rain”, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

1957 – 29th Academy Awards: “Around World in 80 Days”, Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win.

1970 – Ringo releases his 1st solo album “Sentimental Journey”

1972 – Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky.

1979 – US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can’t randomly stop cars.

1980 – Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years.

1982 – “Best Little Whorehouse…” closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances.

1988 – WrestleMania IV at Trump Plaza, “Macho Man” Savage pins Ted Dibiase.

1989 – 1st African American soap opera, “Generations” premieres on NBC-TV.

1995 – 67th Academy Awards: “Forrest Gump”, Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win.

1997 – Martin Luther King’s son meets James Earl Ray, his father’s killer.

2012 – Danielle Steel’s novel “Betrayal” is published.

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