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TODAY IN HISTORY

Adv27 For release Thursday, Feb. 27

1911: Inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by turning on a Cadillac with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking.

1951: The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

2013: Van Cliburn, the pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition launched a spectacular career, died in Texas at 78.

Adv27 For release Thursday, Feb. 27 02/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:11pm]

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