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.
1794: The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. Three years later the first three were welcomed into service as the USS United States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution (pictured).
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