On this day: March 27

Published On: Mar 21 2013 05:07:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Mount St Helens
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Harry Glicken, USGS/CVO

1980: Mount St. Helens becomes active, venting steam after 123 years of dormancy. The volcano is most notorious for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States.

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