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 - 1890 Louisville tornado
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1890: A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing an estimated 74 to 120 people, injuring at least 200 more and destroying 766 buildings. The F4 tornado was part of an outbreak of more than 20 tornados in the region known as the Mid-Mississippi Valley Tornado Outbreak. The outbreak is still one of the most deadly tornado events in U.S. history.


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