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February 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Fred Rogers, best known as children's TV personality Mister Rogers, dies in Pittsburgh of stomach cancer at age 74.
 
1999Democratic rule returns to Nigeria as its citizens elect Olusegun Obasanjo as president.
 
1997Divorce become legal in Ireland.
 
1991US president George Bush announces that allied efforts to defeat the Iraqi/a> army and liberate Kuwait were successful, so combat operations will cease at midnight.
 
1985Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American ambassador to the UN and US senator from Masachusetts, dies at age 82.
 
1982Wayne B. Williams is convicted of murdering two of 28 Atlanta area youngsters whose bodies were found over a 22-month period.
 
1974The first issue of People magazine makes its appearance on newsstands.
 
1973Supporters of the American Indian Movement begin their occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the 1890 Sioux massacre.
 
1939The US Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
 
1922The US Supreme Court unanimously upholds a woman's right to vote.
 
1905Montana adopts its state flag.
 
1900England's Labour Party is founded.
 
1801  The District of Columbia is placed under the jurisdiction of the US Congress.
 

Born today:

1980  Chelsea Clinton - daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton)

1980  Bobby Wilson - R&B singer (Mista)

1971  Chilli - R&B singer (TLC)

1965  Mike Cross - rock guitarist (Sponge)

1962  Adam Baldwin - actor

1962  Grant Show - actor

1961  James Worthy - basketball player

1960  Paul Humphreys - keyboardist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

1957  Adrian Smith - guitarist (Iron Maiden)

1955  Garry Christian - singer (The Christians)

1954  Neal Schon - guitarist (Journey)

1948  Eddie Gray - guitarist (Tommy James and The Shondells)

1943  Mary Frann - actress

1940  Howard Hesseman - actor (WKRP in Cincinnati)

1939  Peter Revson - auto racer

1934  Ralph Nader - consumer advocate

1932  Elizabeth Taylor - actress

1930  Joanne Woodward - actress, wife of actor Paul Newman

1917  John Connally - Texas governor (injured during Kennedy assassination)

1913  Irwin Shaw - author

1902  Gene Sarazen - golfer

1902  John Steinbeck - author

1886  Hugo Black - US Supreme Court Justice (1937-71)

1807  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Pisces (The Fishes)   Pisces    

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