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Notable Historical Events for February 27th

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

1976Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon

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

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

1938Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 27th

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

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

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

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

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)

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Notable Deaths on February 27th

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

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

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

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

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