February 27th, 1933:
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.
(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.
(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.