On this day: February 27

POSTED: 10:12 AM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 26, 2014 

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 - Abraham Lincoln
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Library of Congress

1860: Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in New York City that is largely responsible for his success in running for president later that year. Lincoln argued that the Founding Fathers had little use for popular sovereignty and had repeatedly sought to restrict slavery and that the moral foundation of the Republican Party required opposition to slavery.


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