Snowstorm dumps foot-plus on much of High Desert

The first big winter storm of the season dropped a foot or more of snow over much of the High High Desert on Tuesday, causing so many crashes and slide-offs authorities were prompted to advise against travel if at all possible.


On this day: February 27

POSTED: 10:12 AM PST February 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST February 26, 2015 

Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.

OTD February 27 - Leonard Nimoy
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2015: Actor and director Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on the original "Star Trek" TV series and in seven movies, dies from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 83 in Los Angeles, California. Nimoy, a U.S. Army veteran, also appeared in the TV shows "Mission: Impossible" and "Fringe" and wrote the autobiographies "I Am Not Spock" and "I Am Spock."


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