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Calendar for February 28th, 2013

1827: Baltimore and Ohio railroad incorporated

1861: Congress created the Territory of Colorado

Born 1913: Vincente Minnelli (film director)

Died 1916: Henry James (writer)

Born 1939: Tommy Tune (choreographer)

Born 1940: Mario Andretti (race car driver)

Born 1944: Kelly Bishop (actress)

Born 1948: Bernadette Peters (actress & singer)

1952: Vincent Massey became the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada

1953: James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick announced discovery of DNA's chemical structure

Born 1957: John Turturro (actor)

Born 1969: Robert Sean Leonard (actor)

1977: Parliament created VIA Rail Canada Inc.

1983: The last episode of M*A*S*H, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, aired on television

Died 1993: Ruby Keeler (actress, singer, & dancer)

Born 2001: Smarty Jones (Kentucky Derby winning horse)

Died 2004: Daniel Boorstin (Pulitzer Prize-winning author and social historian who served as the librarian of Congress for 12 years)

Died 2007: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Pulitzer Prize-winning historian)

Died 2008: Mike Smith (lead singer of Dave Clark Five)

Died 2009: Paul Harvey (radio broadcaster)

2009: Performer Natasha Veruschka swallowed 22.83-inch sword

2013: Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as leader of the Roman Catholic church, becoming the first pope in about 600 years to retire

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