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Notable Historical Events for February 27th

1922Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

1860Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

1984Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)

199812th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

2007Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the Edmonton Oilers

19357th Academy Awards - "It Happened One Night," Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert wins

1991Singer James Brown is released from prison

1938Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

201183rd Academy Awards - "The King's Speech," Colin Firth & Natalie Portman win

1992Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

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Notable Birthdays on February 27th

1932Elizabeth Taylor, London, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011)

272Constantine I, Naissus, Roman emperor (306-337) (adopted Christianity)

1902John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

1981Josh Groban, Los Angeles California, American singer (You Raise Me Up)

1961James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

1934Ralph Nader, Winsted Connecticut, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)

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Notable Deaths on February 27th

1892Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)

1986Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57

2002Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)

2003Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74

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