February 27

1844

Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

1933

German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.

1951

The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.

1973

Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee, S.D.

1991

Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.

2003

Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, died.

2012

Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.

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