We return you now to the stars, Leonard’: Nimoy of Star Trek fame dies on this day in history – Calgary Sun

Feb 27, 2024

In 425, Roman Emperor Theodosius II founded the first university in the western world in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey.

In 1807, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Maine. He is best known for “The Song of Hiawatha.”

In 1860, former Illinois Congressman Abraham Lincoln delivered a widely acclaimed speech in which he argued against the expansion of slavery into the western territories, telling listeners at Cooper Union in New York that “right makes might.”

In 1899, Charles Best, the co-discoverer with Frederick Banting of insulin, was born in Maine. Best, the son of a Canadian-born physician, met Banting at the University of Toronto when he was assigned to work on a project with him. He died in 1978.

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