On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2016 

Oregon wins the first NCAA men's basketball tourney, the Good Friday Earthquake rips up Alaska, Brando boycotts the Oscars, and Viagra gets FDA approval, all on this day.

OTD March 27 - Henry Royce
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The National Archives (United Kingdom)

1863: Henry Royce, the industrialist who joined with Charles Rolls to found Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1906, is born in Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, England. Within a few years, at the onset of World War I, they turned from automobiles to the production of much-needed reliable engines for aviation. After the war, they continued both as a manufacturer of luxury automobiles and airplane engines.


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