On This Day.... March 27

 

MARCH 27TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SPANISH PAELLA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL JOE DAY – SHARE A CUP OF JOE WITH A FRIEND NAMED JOE
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GLORIA SWANSON (1899-1983)
  • QUENTIN TARANTINO (1963, 55)
  • MARIAH CAREY (1971, 47)
 
  • NATHAN FILLION (1971, 47)
  • FERGIE (1975, 43)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1513, PONCE DE LEON DISCOVERS FLORIDA
  • IN 1790, THE MODERN SHOE LACE IS PATENTED BY HARVEY KENNEDY
  • IN 1974, THE UNITED STATES ESTABLISHES A NAVY
  • IN 1814, GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON DEFEATS THE CREEK INDIANS IN THE BATTLE OF HORSESHOE BEND IN ALABAMA
 
  • IN 1836, THE MORMON CHURCH OPENS THEIR FIRST TEMPLE
  • IN 1855, ABRAHAM GESNER PATENTS KEROSENE
  • IN 1860, M.L. BYRN PATENTS THE CORK SCREW
  • IN 1866, ANDREW RANKIN PATENTS THE URINAL
  • IN 1866, PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON VETOES THE 14TH AMENDMENT
 
  • IN 1884, THE FIRST LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALL IS MADE FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1912, WASHINGTON DC PLANTS ITS FIRST JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM
  • IN 1915, TYPHOID MARY IS FINALLY ARRESTED AND QUARANTINED IN NEW YORK AFTER FIVE YEARS OF EVADING CAPTURE AND CAUSING TYPHOID OUTBREAKS
  • IN 1940, ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “REBECCA” OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
 
  • IN 1941, HITLER SIGNS DIRECTIVE 27 WHICH DECLARES WAR ON YUGOSLAVIA
  • IN 1943, CBS RADIO DEBUTS “BLUE RIBBON TOWN” WITH GROUCHO MARX
 
  • IN 1945, ELLA FITZGERALD RECORDS “IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON”
  • IN 1948, NORTH KOREA CONVENES THE CONGRESS OF THE WORKERS PARTY
  • IN 1948, BILLIE HOLIDAY PLAYS A SHOW AT CARNEGIE HALL JUST ELEVEN DAYS AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON
  • IN 1951, FRANK SINATRA RECORDS “I’M A FOOL TO WANT YOU”
 
  • IN 1952, AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT FAILS ON WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KONRAD ADENAUER
  • IN 1952, GENE KELLY’S “SINGING IN THE RAIN” OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 1955, STEVE MCQUEEN MAKES HIS TV DEBUT ON GOODYEAR PLAYHOUSE
  • IN 1955, WPRI-12 IN PROVIDENCE BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1958, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV IS NAMED THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
  • IN 1964, A 9.2 EARTHQUAKE, THE SECOND LARGEST ON RECORD, HITS ALASKA
  • IN 1965, THE SUPREMES GO TO #1 WITH “STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE”
 
  • IN 1970, RINGO STAR RELEASES HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM “SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY”
  • IN 1972, ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS “BURNING LOVE”, HIS FINAL HIT
 
  • IN 1973, JERRY GARCIA IS ARRESTED FOR LSD POSSESSION
  • IN 1973, MARLON BRANDO REFUSES HIS BEST ACTOR OSCAR FOR “THE GODFATHER” TO PROTEST HOLLYWOOD’S TREATMENT OF NATIVE AMERICANS
 
  • IN 1976, WASHINGTON DC OPENS ITS UNDERGROUND METRO
  • IN 1977, 583 PEOPLE DIE IN A PLANE CRASH WHEN TWO 747’S COLLIDE IN A SPANISH AIRPORT
  • IN 1978, BOB FOSSE OPENS “DANCIN” ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1979, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT POLICE CANNOT RANDOMLY STOP CARS
  • IN 1980, MOUNT ST. HELENS ERUPTS AFTER 123 YEARS
  • IN 1982, “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1983, NEIL SIMON PREMIERES “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”
  • IN 1983, “THE THORN BIRDS” DEBUTS ON ABC
 
  • IN 1984, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER PREMIERES “STARLIGHT EXPRESS”
  • IN 1984, BRYAN ADAMS RECORDS “RUN TO YOU”
 
  • IN 1987, U2 RECORDS THE VIDEO FOR “WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME” AS PART OF A LIVE CONCERT ON TOP OF A LOS ANGELES RECORD STORE
  • IN 1991, DONNIE WAHLBERG IS ARRESTED FOR ARSON DURING A NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK TOUR IN KENTUCKY
 
  • IN 1992, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN RELEASES “HUMAN TOUCH” AND “LUCKY TOWN”
 
  • IN 1995, BRITISH BAND TAKE THAT RELEASES “BACK FOR GOOD” WHICH GOES TO #1 IN 31 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
  • IN 1997, MARTIN LUTHER KING’S SON MEETS HIS KILLER JAMES EARL RAY
 
  • IN 1998, VIAGRA BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR USE
  • IN 2002, MILTON BERLE DIES AT 92, DUDLEY MOORE DIES AT 66 AND BILLY WILDER DIES AT 95 ALL ON THE SAY DAY
 
  • IN 2007, SCOTT WEILAND’S WIFE IS ARRESTED AFTER BURNING OVER $10,000 WORTH OF HIS POSSESSIONS ON THEIR FRONT LAWN
  • IN 2008, LEONA LEWIS GOES TO #1 WITH “BLEEDING LOVE”
  • IN 2015, WILLIE NELSON ANNOUNCES HE WILL BE SELLING HIS OWN STRAIN OF MARIJUANA CALLED “WILLIE’S RESERVE” AND OPENING HIS OWN CHAIN OF DISPENSERIES
 

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