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On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2014 

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 - cherry blossoms
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USDA photo by Scott Bauer

1912: The first cherry blossom trees are planted in Washington, D.C. The trees were a gift from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki.

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