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 - James Worthy
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1961: Hall of Fame basketball player James Worthy, a seven-time NBA All-Star, a three-time NBA champion and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP during his 12-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers, is born in Gastonia, North Carolina. Worthy also earned an NCAA championship with North Carolina in 1982, earning Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors.


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