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 - Janis Joplin
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Columbia Records

1971: Janis Joplin's posthumously released album "Pearl" hits No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, where it would stay until April 30, 1971. The album, which Joplin finished recording just before her October 1970 fatal heroin overdose at the age of 27, featured her biggest hit single, a cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee."


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