On This Day in History, March 27

March 27th is the annual National Spanish Paella Day. So try to master this Spanish rice dish today and enjoy a good meal. Also, remember to learn other things associated with this date. Check out these moments of March 27 in history!

  • 1841 -The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
  • 1871 -England and Scotland compete in the first international rugby match.
  • 1884 -The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to New York.
  • 1899 -The first international radio transmission between England and France was achieved by the Italian inventor G. Marconi.
  • 1912 -The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC.
  • 1933 -The Farm Credit Administration was authorized in the USA.
  • 1955 -Steve McQueen made his network TV debut on “Goodyear Playhouse.”
  • 1970 -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Mariah Carey, was born on this day.
  • 1976 -Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
  • 1977 -The worst air crash in history occurred in Tenerife, Spain, killing 583 people.
  • 1980 -The oil rig Alexander L. Kjelland collapsed in high winds in the North Sea.
  • 1985 -Billy Dee Williams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1988 -The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
  • 1994 -Silvio Berlusconi rose to power in Italy.
  • 1997 -Russian workers, nearly 2 million, held a nationwide strike to protest unpaid wages.
  • 1997 -In Australia, Governor-General William Deane, signed a bill to overturn a 1996 Northern Territory act to legalize assisted suicides.
  • 1998 -The FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra in the USA.
  • 1998 -Top civilian aircraft makers in France, Spain, Germany, and Britain agreed to create a single European aerospace and defense company.
  • 2006 -Holocaust survivor and educator, Rudolf Vrba, died on this day.
  • 2007 -NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.

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