March 27th – This day in history…

27 03 2011

Wake up and smell the coffee,

the clocks have sprung forward!

It is March 27th

And on this day in history…

1871:     Scotland beat England in the first international rugby match between the nations

1914:     Medical history is made in a Brussels hospital where the first successful blood transfusion is performed

1958:     Nikita Khrushchev takes over as Soviet prime minister following a Kremlin power struggle

1964:     Britain’s Great Train Robbers are sentenced to a total of 307 years imprisonment after being found guilty of stealing more than £2.6 million from mail bags

1968:     Soviet Astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth, dies in a plane crash near Moscow

1978:    Christine Brace and Phillip Aldridge say “I do…” and they tie the knot at Saltford Village Church, near Bath.

Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary Chris!

1973:     Marlon Brando refuses the Best Actor Oscar 

1979:     Rock legend Eric Clapton marries model Patti Boyd

1981:     Millions of Polish workers stage a general strike, led by union leader Lech Walesa, in protest at police harassment of activists belonging to the Solidarity trade union

1998:    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve the use of the drug Viagra as an oral medicine that treats impotence

2002:    The deaths of much-loved actor, comedian and musician Dudley Moore and Billy Wilder, Hollywood director of Some Like it Hot and Sunset Boulevard. 

And for those who like a picture quiz, match those below to the events above; too easy, I know, but they brighten up the post and bring back a few memories!  








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