March 27 in history: Great Alaskan earthquake kills 139, US approves Viagra, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1914

1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed in Brussels

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1964

The Great Alaska earthquake kills 139 people

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1977

Two airplanes collide on a runway in the Canary Islands, killing 582

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1994

Silvio Berlusconi rises to power in Italy

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1998

US FDA approves Viagra for use in treating erectile dysfunction

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