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Notable Historical Events for February 27th

2013Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

1980Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe

1922Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

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

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

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

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

1976Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon

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

1991Singer James Brown is released from prison

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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)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 27th

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

2002Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)

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

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

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