March 27, 1860 - The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.
March 27, 1986 - Sammy Hagar played his first show as lead singer of Van Halen.
March 27, 1987 - U2 filmed their video "Where the Streets Have No Name" on a rooftop in L.A.
March 28, 1797 - Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.
March 28, 1885 - The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
March 28, 1921 - U.S. President Warren Harding named William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.
March 28, 1962 - The U.S. Air Force announced research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.
March 28, 1967 - Raymond Burr starred in a TV movie titled "Ironside." The movie was later turned into a television series.
March 28, 1976 - Genesis began its first North American tour since Peter Gabriel's departure. Phil Collins was the new lead singer.
March 29, 1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.
March 29, 1932 - Jack Benny made his radio debut.
March 29, 1943 - U.S. rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during World War II.
March 29, 1962 - Jack Paar made his final appearance on the "Tonight" show.
March 29, 1967 - France launched its first nuclear submarine.
March 29, 1976 - In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.
March 30, 1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
March 30, 1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
March 30, 1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
March 30, 1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
March 30, 1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.
March 30, 1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.
March 30, 1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was bought for $39.85 million.
March 31, 1880 - Wabash, Indiana, became the first town to be completely illuminated with electric light.
March 31, 1889 - In Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.
March 31, 1917 - The U.S. purchased and took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
March 31, 1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.
March 31, 1940 - La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public.
March 31, 1958 - Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" was released.
April 01, 1621 - The Plymouth, Massachusetts, colonists created the first treaty with Native Americans.
April 01, 1748 - The ruins of Pompeii were found.
April 01, 1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the "$" symbol.
April 01, 1976 - Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" was released.
April 01, 1982 - The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
April 01, 1985 - The "We Are the World" album was released.
April 01, 1992 - Players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the National Hockey League (NHL).
April 02, 1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
April 02, 1956 - "The Edge of Night" and "As the World Turns" debuted on CBS-TV.
April 02, 1963 - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King began the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, AL.
April 02, 1978 - "Dallas" premiered on CBS-TV.