On This Day in History, February 27

February 27th is the no-brainer day. A fun holiday meant to remind you that some tasks and problems are solvable. Coincidentally, there are people who’ve been recognized for coming up with ways that solve human problems, e.t.c. This list points out that and other significant events that became historic on this day.

  • 1827 -New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
  • 1867 -Dr. William G. Bonwill invented the dental mallet.
  • 1883 -Oscar Hammerstein patented the first cigar-rolling machine.
  • 1922 -The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote.
  • 1937 -New taxes were written into the state laws of Alabama.
  • 1939 -The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
  • 1943 -An explosion at the Montana Coal and Iron Company mine trapped and killed 74 miners.
  • 1974 -“People” magazine was first issued by Time-Life.
  • 1986 -The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its debates on a trial basis.
  • 1991 -U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced live on television that Kuwait was liberated.
  • 1991 -A video that was made which re-created the events of murder was admitted to the court on this day.
  • 1997 -Divorce became legal in the predominantly Catholic country of Ireland.
  • 1997 -New legislation banning most handguns in Britain went into effect.
  • 1997 -Don Cornelius received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1998 -Britain’s House of Lords agreed to give a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first-born son.
  • 1999 -Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new hot air balloon endurance record when they had been aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
  • 2002 -In Boston, twenty people working at Logan International Airport were charged with lying to get their jobs or security badges.
  • 2004 -The Abu Sayyaf Terrorist group blew up Superferry 14 which had sailed from Manila with 900 passengers.
  • 2007 – The former Vice-President Al Gore was accused of hypocrisy while he lectured the world on climate change.
  • 2012 -Pakistan demolished the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed.

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