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 - John Steinbeck
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1902: Author John Steinbeck, the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels such as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men," is born in Salinas, California. He died of heart disease and congestive heart failure at the age of 66 on Dec. 20, 1968.


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