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Calendar for March 27th, 2014

Every Year

  • International Theater Day

  • 1370s

  • Died 1378: Pope Gregory XI

  • 1770s

  • 1776: British General William Howe, his troops, and many Tories, sailed from Boston's outer harbor for Halifax, Nova Scotia, after evacuating the city

  • 1810s

  • Born 1813: Nathaniel Currier (lithographer)

  • 1840s

  • 1841: The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City

  • Born 1845: Wilhelm Roentgen (physicist)

  • 1850s

  • Died 1850: Wilhelm Beer (astronomer)

  • 1860s

  • 1860: A corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn of New York City

  • Born 1863: Henry Royce (automobile manufacturer)

  • 1866: Andrew Rankin received a patent for the urinal

  • Born 1868: Patty Smith Hill (educator)

  • 1880s

  • 1883: Regina made capital of N.W.T.

  • 1890s

  • Born 1899: Gloria Swanson (actress)

  • 1910s

  • 1912: First cherry trees, a gift from Japan, planted on Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

  • Born 1914: Snooky Lanson (singer)

  • 1917: Seattle Metropolitans became first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Sarah Vaughan (jazz singer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1930: David Janssen (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Michael York (actor)

  • 1950s

  • 1955: Steve McQueen made his debut on a Goodyear Playhouse episode called "The Chivington Raid"

  • 1958: Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the Soviet Union in addition to first secretary of the Communist Party

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Quentin Tarantino (actor, director, & writer)

  • 1964: 9.2-magnitude earthquake, Prince William Sound, Alaska

  • Died 1968: Yuri Gagarin (first man in space)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Mariah Carey (singer)

  • 1973: Marlon Brando turned down an Oscar for his performance in The Godfather as a gesture of support for the Indians occupying the Wounded Knee reservation in South Dakota

  • Born 1975: Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson (singer)

  • 1977: A Dutch KLM 747 collided on takeoff with a Pan American 747 at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 582 people

  • 1980s

  • 1980: Mt. St. Helens erupted after 123-year dormancy, starting a series of events that led to a cataclysmic eruption on May 18.

  • Born 1988: Brenda Song (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1992: Easley Blackwood (bridge game expert)

  • Died 1998: Ferry Porsche (automobile manufacturer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Billy Wilder (Oscar-winning filmmaker)

  • Died 2002: Milton Berle (comedian)

  • Died 2002: Dudley Moore (actor)

  • 2004: X-43A Scramjet flew at Mach 7

  • Died 2004: Edward J. Piszek (once made too many crab cakes for a local bar and threw the extras in a freezer, an accident that led to a frozen seafood empire, Mrs. Paul's Kitchens)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: 25-pound 2-ounce burbot caught in Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan


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