On This Day…

1513 – Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León first sighted Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth in the New World.

1775 – Thomas Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress

1794 – The United States Navy was established.

1871 – First international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

1912 – Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

1939 – Oregon won the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament with a 46-33 victory over Ohio State in Evanston, Ill

1976 – The first 4.6 miles of the Washington, DC subway system is opened.

1998 – Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra

785 – King Louis XVII of France
1863 – Sir Henry Royce, designer of the Rolls Royce
1963 – Randall Cunningham, NFL football player
1963 – Quentin Tarantino
1970 – Mariah Carey
1975 – Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas

Enjoy March 27, it’s the most glorious day of the year.

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