On this day: February 27

POSTED: 10:12 AM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 26, 2016 

Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.

OTD February 27 - Katarina Witt
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1988: At the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada, Katarina Witt of East Germany wins her second consecutive Olympic figure skating gold medal, becoming the first woman to repeat as champion since Sonja Henie.


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