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This Day in History for February 27

This Day In History1801 – Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction.

1813 – 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

1883 – Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine.

1919 – American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)

1922 – US Supreme Court unanimously upholds 19th amendment to the US Constitution – women’s right to vote.

1935 – 7th Academy Awards: “It Happened One Night”, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert win.

1945 – Battle of US 94 Infantry.

1960 – US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal.

1963 – Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000.

1966 – 8th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (160.927 MPH)

1968 – CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on American’s chances of winning the Vietnam War.

1975 – US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill.

1982 – Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million.

1985 – Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief.

1987 – “Washington Week in Review” 20th anniversary on PBS.

1992 – Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.

2002 – 44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins.

2012 – Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company.

2014 – US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a “religious freedom” bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers.

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