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This Day in History – 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.
 
1863—American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer.
 
1879—Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
 
1884—1st long distance telephone call, Boston-New York.
 
1933—Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized.
 
1945—7th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44.
 
1945—Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record “It’s Only a Paper Moon”
 
1950—Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner’s solo concert (Cleveland,OH)
 
1958—CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records.
 
1964—Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars.
 
1970—Ringo releases his 1st solo album “Sentimental Journey”
 
1972—Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky.
 
1976—Washington DC underground Metro opens.
 
1982—“Best Little Whorehouse…” closed at 46th Street NYC after 1577 performances.
 
1992—Bruce Springsteen releases “Human Touch” & “:Lucky Town”
 
1995—67th Academy Awards – “Forest Gump”, Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win.
 
1997—Martin Luther King’s son meets James Earl Ray, his father’s killer.
 
2006—The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its first meeting.
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