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Today in History

February 27

Events:

1700   The island of New Britain is discovered.

1827   The first Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1879   The artificial sweetener saccharin is discovered

1951   22nd amendment to the US constitution is ratified limiting Presidents to two terms

1974   People magazine is published for the first time.

Famous Birthdays:

272   Constantine (Roman Emperor)

1807   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Poet)

1902   John Steinbech (Author)

1928   Ariel Sharon (Israeli PM)

1932   Elizabeth Taylor (Actress)

1934   Ralph Nader (Consumer Advocate)

1980   Chelsea Clinton (Daughter of President Clinton)

1981   Josh Groban (Singer)

Today in History Archive:

Want to know what famous people were born on your birthday? Did cool happening or historical event occur on your birthday? Select the month and the day of your birthday to see more fun and historical events and famous birthdays for that month. Look up your friend's birthdays as well. Find out something interesting on their birthday or a cool celebrity and email your friend with a fun birthday card:

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