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On This Date in History - February 27

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Quote Of The Day

Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

Who Was Born Today?:

1897: Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer, Lyot filter

Who Died Today?:

Today in History:

837: 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1942: J. S. Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun

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