February 27th, 1933:

(AP Photos)

In Berlin, fire guts Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag (RIKE-shtahg).

The Nazis blame the Communists --- and use the fire to justify suspending civil liberties, setting up a dictatorship under Adolf Hitler.


(AP Photos / AP Archive Video)

(SOT of Bush)

President George H.W. Bush announces a cease-fire ending the Persian Gulf War.

That happens after an American-led coalition drives Iraqi forces out of neighboring Kuwait.

Iraq's leader Saddam Hussein remains in power, until a U.S.-led invasion in 2003 topples his regime.


(AP Photos)

(NAT from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")

Actress Elizabeth Taylor --- known for volatile movie roles, and a well-publicized personal life --- is born in London.

And, 2003:

(AP Photos)

(NAT of "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood")

Fred Rogers --- host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" --- dies in Pittsburgh at age 74.

Today in History, February 27th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.




Ross Simpson