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Notable Historical Events for February 27th

1937Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes

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

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

1981Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"

2013Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

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

1963Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

200244th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins

194113th Academy Awards - "Rebecca," James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

1959Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

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Notable Birthdays on February 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 27th

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

1936Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

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