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LET US STAND BY OUR DUTY

On February 27, 1860: Abraham Lincoln, who was not yet the Republican nominee for the presidency, delivered what is considered to be one of his most important speeches, at Cooper Union. In the address known as the Cooper Union Speech, Lincoln explained his views on slavery; namely, that he did not wish for it to expand to Western territories.

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ON THE ROAD YET AGAIN

On February 27, 1946: The fourth of the “Road to…” films, Road to Utopia premiered in New York City. It starred Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

BORN ON THIS DAY: JOANN FALLETTA

On February 27th, 1954: Masterful musician and conductor JoAnn Falletta was born in New York City. Falleta is currently the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic.

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