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February 27th In Pop Culture History

Open That Bottle Tonight Day

1703 - The first Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703.

1801 - District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 - Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. 'Taxation without representation.'

1827- Masked and costumed students danced through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the first of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

1879 - Saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was discovered by Constantin Fahlberg,

1900 - German chemist Felix Hoffmann was issued the patent (#644,077) for 'Acetyl Salicylic Acid'. We now call it Aspirin.

1936 - Shirley Temple received a new contract from 20th Century Fox that paid the seven-year-old star $50,000 per film.

1954 - #1 Hit February 27, 1954 - March 12, 1954: Doris Day - Secret Love

1960 - The US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the semifinals at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. The next day, the US team beat Czechoslovakia to win its first-ever Olympic gold medal in hockey.

1961 - # 1 Hit February 27, 1961 - March 19, 1961: Chubby Checker - Pony Time

1973 - The American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

1974 - People magazine was published for the first time

1980 - There was only one Grammy for Best Disco Recording ever, and it was awarded to Gloria Gaynor for I Will Survive.

1999 - Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being in a hot air balloon for 233 hours and 55 minutes.

2007 - # 1 Hit February 24, 2007 - March 2, 2007: Nelly Furtado - Say It Right

2010 (Earthquake) Coastal Maule, Chile

February 27th Celebrity Birthdays

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Constantine I (272)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807)
Ellen Alice Terry (1847)
David Sarnoff (1891)
William Demarest (1892, d.1983)
Edward Brophy (1895)
Ian Keith (1899)
John Steinbeck (1902)
Reginald Gardiner (1903)
Grethe Weiser (1903, d.1970)
Renaat Verheijen (1904)
Franchot Tone (1905, d.1968)
Mildred Bailey (1907, d.1951)
Elisabeth Welch (1909)
Joan Bennett (1910, d.1990)
Michael Fox (1921)
Dexter Gordon (1923, d.1990)
Michael Kaye (1925)
Guy Mitchell (1927, d.1999)
Lynn Cartwright (1927, d.2004)
Joanne Woodward (1930)
Lieux Dressler (1930)
Elizabeth Taylor (1932, d.2011)
Ralph Nader (1934)
Van Williams (1934)
Chuck Glaser (1936)
Virginia Maskell (1936)
Barbara Babcock (1937)
Pascal Petit (1938)
Howard Hesseman (1940)
Bill Hunter (1940)
Michael Forget (1942)
Mary Frann (1943, d.1998)
Alan Fudge (1944)
Daniel Olbrychski (1945)
Marian G Klaren (1947)
Eddie Gray (1948)
Fred Moschino (1950)
Steve Harley (1951)
Kevin Raleigh (1952)
Neal Schon (1954)
Garry Christian (1955)
Sally Spencer (1955)
Peter Christopherson (1955)
Timothy Spall (1957)
Adrian Smith (1957)
Nancy Spungen (1958, d.1978)
Johnny Van Zant (1959)
Paul Humphreys (1960)
Stoney Jackson (1960)
Grant Shaud (1961)
Adam Baldwin (1962)
Grant Show (1962)
Ewen Vernal (1964)
Noah Emmerich (1965)
Gregg Rainwater (1966)
Donal Logue (1966)
Brad Vander Ark (1969)
Rozonda "Chili" Thomas (1971)
Derren Brown (1971)
"Pooh" Clark (1973)
Christina Nigra (1975)
James Wan (1977)
Chelsea Clinton (1980)
Bobby Valentino (1980)
Josh Groban (1981)
Haley Angel Wardle (1983)
Kate Mara (1983)
Juliana Imai (1985)
Kelly Breeding (1989)
Lindsey Morgan (1990)
There is no gang initiation plot to murder any motorist who flashes headlights at another car driving at night without lights.

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