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Feb 27 1991
President Bush declares Kuwait liberated and the Iraqi army destroyed

Feb 27 1990
The Supreme Court rules that prison officials can administer anti-psychotic drugs without the consent of the prisoner or a judge

Feb 27 1973
Members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) take Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota demanding Senate investigations of the treatment of Native Americans

Feb 27 1939
The Supreme Court outlaws sit down strikes

Feb 27 1936
Ivan Pavlov, the physiologist and psychologist, dies in Leningrad

Feb 27 1933
The German Parliament building burns down. The Nazis claim it is a Communist plot. Hitler uses this as a pretext to suspend freedom of the press and other civil liberties

Feb 27 1927
President Diaz of Nicaragua, under extreme pressure from the rebel forces, asks the U.S. to take control of Nicaraguan affairs

Feb 27 1922
The Supreme Court unanimously upholds the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote

Feb 27 1890
the fight in San Francisco between boxers Danny Needhan and Patsy Kerrigan was declared a draw after 100 rounds and 6 and 1/2 hours!

Feb 27 1881
British are defeated by the Boers at the Battle of Majuba, South Africa

Feb 27 1801
The District of Columbia is placed under the control of Congress

Feb 27 1980
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton, named after the Joni Mitchell song 'Chelsea Morning'

Feb 27 1934
Ralph Nader, consumer advocate

Feb 27 1932
Elizabeth Taylor, actress, is born in London

Feb 27 1930
Joanne Woodward, actress

Feb 27 1912
Lawrence Durrell, English author

Feb 27 1902
John Steinbeck, the author.

Feb 27 1807
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet, is born in Portland, Maine