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February 28 2010 Today in History Newsletter

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Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck was one of America's greatest humorists and wrote humor columns based on her life and her family. She was also an advocate for womens rights and took on childhood cancer as a pet cause. Erma Bombeck also faced a lot of tragedy in her life and should be an inspiration to women everywher

Erma Bombeck was born in 1927 so let's have a look at what else was going on in 1927:

A dozen of eggs cost 24 cents...a 24 oz. loaf of wrapped split bread cost 9 cents a loaf...three tall cans of milk cost 25 cents for all three cans...a self-propelled lawnmower made by the Excelsior company cost $8.75

Pop Singer Johnnie Ray was born in 1927 as was Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte.

Charles Lindbergh made the first solo airplane flight from New York to Paris in 1927...Ford makes its last Model T...Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for indecency...The carving of Mount Rushmore began in 1927 and Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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