What Happened on February 27

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Historical Events

1919 – American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
1959 – Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1967 – Rio de la Plata Treaty
1968 – CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America’s chances of winning the Vietnam War
1970 – NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
1998 – Britain’s House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son

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Famous Birthdays

1691 – Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (Gentlemen’s Magazine, coined term “magazine”), born in Newton, England (d. 1754)
1832 – Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
1921 – András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), born in Orăştie, Hungary (d. 2007)
1947 – Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
1960 – Stoney Jackson, American actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
1970 – Matthias Lechner, German art director, born in Mannheim, Germany

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Famous Deaths

1906 – Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
1945 – HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen
1989 – Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, dies at 91
1994 – Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
2010 – Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, dies at 87
2016 – George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91

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