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5 Fun Facts About February 27 In California History

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1. The 22nd Academy Awards were held on February 27, 1950, at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. All About Eve won a record 6 Oscars, and the ceremony was hosted by Paul Douglas.

2. On February 27, 1987, artist Keith Haring unveiled his mural at the AIDS Services Center on Sycamore Avenue in West Hollywood, California. The mural, which featured his signature "radiant baby" imagery, was created in response to the AIDS crisis and has become a symbol of hope for the LGBTQ+ community.

3. February 27, 1932, marked the dedication of the George Washington Memorial Highway, a scenic route that runs from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through the western United States. The highway was named in honor of the first U.S. president and aimed to promote patriotism and tourism.

4. The famous punk rock club, The Masque, opened its doors in Hollywood on February 27, 1977. The club quickly became a hub for the emerging punk scene and hosted legendary bands like X, Germs, and Black Flag.

5. On February 27, 1891, the town of Santa Clara, California, was incorporated. Santa Clara is home to several tech giants, including Intel and Nvidia, and is also the location of Levi's Stadium, which serves as the home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.
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