On This Day in History: February 27, 2008

Barack Obama and Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) / AP

Barack Obama and Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) / AP

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Reality star Nicole Richie sold pictures of her newborn to People Magazine.

The New York Times introduced the world to future Met and Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis ditched Hillary Clinton for Barack Obama.

Lewis endorsed Clinton, the senator from New York and former first lady, in October. But his central Atlanta district went strongly for Obama, the senator from Illinois, in Georgia’s Feb. 5 primary – forcing what he called “a difficult decision” for him.

“As a U.S. representative, it is my role not to try to subdue or suppress the will of the people, but to help it prosper and grow,” he said …

“I think the candidacy of Sen. Obama represents the beginning of a new movement in American political history that began in the hearts and minds of the people of this nation. And I want to be on the side of the people, on the side of the spirit of history.”

Best-selling author JWoww turned 22, non-best-selling author Chelsea Clinton turned 28, and iconic Full Metal Jacket and Firefly star Adam Baldwin turned 46.

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