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Thursday, February 27, 2014

This was 58th day of the year and 307 days remained in the year.


February 27 Birthdays

John Steinbeck
1902–1968, American Writer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
poet (1807)

Alice Hamilton
physician, reformer (1869)

Hugo Black
Supreme Court Justice (1886)

Marian Anderson
contralto (1897)

Ariel Sharon
general and politician (1928)

Elizabeth Taylor
actress (1932)

Ralph Nader
consumer advocate (1934)

February 27 in History

1844

Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

1933

German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.

1951

The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.

1973

Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee, S.D.

1991

Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.

2003

Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, died.

2012

Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.

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