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5 Fun Facts About March 27 In California History

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1. In 1851, the first recorded baseball game in California was played in San Francisco. The game was between the San Francisco Eagles and the San Francisco Red Rovers.

2. On March 27, 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The famous bridge would take four years to complete and would become an iconic landmark of California.

3. In 1964, the largest earthquake in North American history at the time struck Anchorage, Alaska. The earthquake also had a significant impact on California, causing damage as far south as Crescent City.

4. On March 27, 1975, the San Francisco Giants played their first game at Candlestick Park. The team had previously played at Seals Stadium and the new stadium marked a major milestone for the team and its fans.

5. In 1998, California passed Proposition 227, which required schools to teach English-only instruction to non-native speakers. The proposition was controversial and divisive in the state, with many arguing that it was discriminatory against non-native speakers.
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