February 27, 2015 in History


Actor, director, photographer and writer Leonard Nimoy, most popularly known as Dr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at age 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Nimoy had been suffering from the illness for about a year

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1998 Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
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1827 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
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