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On This Day March 27

On This Day in history:

1794- The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the US Navy.

1841- The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.

1912- The first cherry blossom trees are planted in Washington, D.C.  The trees are a gift from Japan.

1945- Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon."

1963- Quentin Tarantino is born.

1970- Mariah Carey is born.

1976- Washington, D.C. opens their subway system.

1984- Cyndi Lauper releases "Time After Time."

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