On this day in history, March 27
1513 Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce De León Sights North America (Specifically Florida) For The First Time, Mistaking It For Another Island.
1794 Denmark And Sweden Form A Neutrality Compact.
1871 Scotland Beat England In The First Rugby International.
1899 The First International Radio Transmission Between England And France Was Achieved By The Italian Inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
1914 The First Successful Blood Transfusion Took Place In A Hospital In Brussels, Belgium.
1915 Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
1941 The British Government Supports Peter Ii Of Yugoslavia In A Coup In Yugoslavia.
1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
1964 The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
1966 Soccer's World Cup, Which Had Been Stolen A Few Days Earlier, Was Discovered In A London, England Garden By A Dog Named Pickles.
1968 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin Was Killed In A Plane Crash Near Moscow.
1977 Two Jumbo Jets Collided On The Ground At Tenerife In The Canary Islands, Killing 574 People In The World's Worst Air Disaster.
1981 The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
1991 Donnie Wahlberg Of New Kids On The Block Was Charged With First Degree Arson In Connection With A Fire At The Historic Seelbach Hotel In Louisville, Kentucky. The Singer Performed Later In The Evening After Posting The Bail Money.
1998 The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
2002 British Comedian And Actor Dudley Moore Died After Suffering From Pneumonia As A Complication Of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy In Plainfield, New Jersey.
2002 Legendary Writer And Director Billy Wilder Died Due To Pneumonia In Beverly Hills, California.
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