THIS DAY IN HISTORY 27/02


This day in #history 27/02

FEBRUARY 27TH

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1700 – Pacific Island of New Britain discovered

1844 – Dominican Republic gains independence
from Haiti (National Day)

1879 – Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin
(artificial sweetener )

1881 – Battle at Amajuba , S Afr : Boers vs Brit
army under Gen Colley

1945 – Lebanon declares Independence

1967 – Antigua & St Christopher- Nevis become
associated states of UK

1967 – Dominica gains independence from
England

1969 – Gen Hafez al – Assad becomes head of
Syria via milt coup

1980 – Robert Mugabe’ s ZANU-PF wins elections
in Zimbabwe

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1985 – Mauritania ‘s new constitutional charter
published

1991 – Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US

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

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1997 – Singer Sade (Helen Folasade ), arrest in
Jamaica for disobeying a cop

1998 – Apple discontinues developing Newton
computer

1998 – Britain ‘s House of Lords agree’ s to end
1, 000 years of male preference by giving a
monarch’ s first-born daughter the same claim to
the throne as any first born son

1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria ‘s
first elected president since mid -1983 .

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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1902 – John Steinbeck, Salinas California , author (Grapes of Wrath- Nobel 1962)

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1928 – Ariel Sharon , former Prime Minister of
Israel

1980 – Bobby Valentino, American singer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1892 – Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker ( b. 1821)

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2002 – Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b . 1918 )

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2004 – Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b .
1928)

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