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 This day in History - February 27
433 Historic Events for February 27
1937

L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)

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1938

Britain and France recognize Franco govt in Spain

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1938

Pascale Petit, PAris, actor (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire)

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1939

France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain

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1939

Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes

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1939

Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)

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1939

Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)

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1939

Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)

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1939

Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)

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1939

English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire

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1939

Belgian govt of Pierlot falls

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1939

Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70

Death
1940

Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)

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1940

Peter Behrens, German architect, dies

Death
1940

Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)

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1941

Sandy Wilson

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1941

Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)

Birth
1941

Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)

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1942

Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese

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1942

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)

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1942

1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1942

J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun

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1942

Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52

Death
1943

Mary Frann, St Louis Mo, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live)

Birth
1943

Kost¡s Palamis, Greek poet/scholar (Flogera tou Bas¡lia), dies at 84

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