On This Day: February 27th
This is 58th day of the year and 308 days remain in the year.
German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.
Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee, S.D.
Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, died.
Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.
February 27 BirthdaysJohn Steinbeck1902–1968, American Writer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellowpoet
Hugo BlackSupreme Court Justice
Alice Hamiltonphysician, reformer
Ralph Naderconsumer advocate
Ariel Sharongeneral and politician