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 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Library of Congress

1807: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose best known works include "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Evangeline," is born in Portland, Maine.


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