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 - Civil Rights Bill
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1866: U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Bill, which proposed granting citizenship to freed slaves. Within three weeks, Congress had passed a new version of the bill and overridden a second veto, the first time that had been done in American history. The 14th Amendment was later designed to put the key provisions of the Civil Rights Act into the U.S. Constitution.


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