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Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 27, 2025

Born

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet) –
  • John Steinbeck (novelist) –
  • Elizabeth Taylor (actress) –
  • Howard Hesseman (actor) –
  • Donal Logue (actor) –
  • Chelsea Clinton (daughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton) –
  • Josh Groban (singer) –

Died

  • Lillian Gish (actress) –
  • Spike Milligan (comedian) –
  • Fred Rogers (host of the PBS children’s show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) –
  • William F. Buckley Jr. (writer & founder of National Review) –
  • Frank W. Buckles (last surviving U.S. WW I veteran; he was 110 years old) –
  • Leonard Nimoy (actor) –
  • Richard Lewis (comedian) –

Events

  • During the American Revolutionary War, Loyalists were defeated in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, North Carolina–
  • First Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans–
  • Saccharin was discovered–
  • 22nd Constitutional Amendment, enforcing term limits, ratified. (Limits U.S. presidents to two terms.)–
  • The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, stipulating a maximum of two consecutive presidential terms–
  • Edwin Land granted patent for self-developing film–
  • Mickey Mantle signed a $100,000 contract with the NY Yankees. His new salary tied him with Joe DiMaggio as the most highly paid Yankee players of their time.–
  • Italian government asked public for ideas on how to save the leaning Tower of Pisa–
  • 16-year-old Tiger Woods, youngest PGA golfer in 35 years, teed off in L.A. Open–
  • A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 125 miles north of London, England–
  • An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile–
  • Nine-foot tall bronze sculpture of civil rights activist Rosa Parks unveiled in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.–

Weather

  • Amenia, North Dakota, had its first above-zero reading in 47 days.–
  • 61-mph winds, Nantucket, Mass.–
  • Nine and a half inches of snow fell at Indianapolis, Indiana–
  • 103 degrees Fahrenheit, Laredo, Texas–

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