Monday, February 27, 2012

27th of Februuary

Today is the 58th day of the year, with only 307 days remaining.

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

1864 - The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.

1933 - Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.

1940 - Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.

1942 - During the Battle of the Java Sea, an Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Dutch East Indies.

1951 - The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.

1964 - The government of Italy, asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

1991 - President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated."

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