It happened one 27 February

1951 : 22nd amendment

On February 27, 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified. It enacts that no man or woman can serve more than ten years (two terms) as President of the United States.

1964 : Leaning Tower of Pisa

On 27 February 1964, the Italian government announced that the Tower of Pisa has reached a dangerous degree of inclination and a storm or an earthquake could cause it to collapse. It asked for help and sugqestions to save the monument, whose construction took 177 years from 1173.
The rescue work has finally begun in 1999 and lasted 2 years.

2010 : Eartquake in Chile

On February 27, 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale hit Chile and particularly the cities of Arauco and Coronel. 600 people were killed and 2 million people were left homeless.

Quote of the day : 27 February

Elizabeth Taylor
Big girls need big diamonds.

Birthdays : 27 February

Manuel Rodríguez, Chilean revolutionary (1789)
William Demarest, American actor (1892)
John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (1902)
Franchot Tone, American actor (1905)
Joan Bennett, American actress (1910)
Joanne Woodward, American actress (1930)
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (1932)
Ralph Nader, American politician (1934)
Paddy Ashdown, English politician (1941)
Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel laureate (1942)
Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden) (1957)
Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden) (1957)
Adam Baldwin, American actor (1962)
Josh Groban, American singer (1981)

They left us one 27 February

John Arbuthnot, English physician (1735)
Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (1892)
Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist, Nobel Price in Medecine (1936)
Bill Everett, Comic book writer-artist (Daredevil) (1973)
John Dickson Carr, American writer (1977)
Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, Nobel Prize in Medecine (1989)
Lillian Gish, American actress (1993)
George H. Hitchings, American doctor, Nobel Prize in Medecine (1998)

Tip of the Day : 27 February

Fight against the winter blues

Winter depression is often due to a lack of vitamin D. To fight against this depression, you must therefore be full of vitamin D, provided primarily by sunlight, so why not spend more time outdoors, especially when the weather is fine : go walking instead of driving when you can, take care of your garden ...

* Warning

Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed