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FEBRUARY 27

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1814 Ludwig von Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F Premieres in Vienna Ludwig von Beethoven Composers Historic Firsts UCLA
1827 The First Mardi Gras Celebration Is Held in New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Mardi Gras Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1853 The First African-American YMCA is Organized in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. YMCA African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1864 First Union Prisoners Arrive at Andersonville Georgia American Civil War Historic Firsts History Channel
1875 Romualdo Pacheco Is Inaugurated as California's 12th Constitutional Governor and Its First Native-Born Governor California Government Historic Firsts NNDB Learn California
1914 Ford Motor Company First Uses an Assembly Line for the Construction of the Entire Automobile Ford Motor Company Automobiles Labor Business Historic Firsts University of Virginia
1974 People Magazine Goes on Sale Journalism Historic Firsts People Magazine TV News Archive
1983 Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan Runs the First sub-3:50 Indoor Mile (3m 49.78s) Irish Sports Figures Track & Field Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Debi Thomas First African American to Win a Winter Olympic Medal Olympics Figure Skating African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times African American Registry

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