About February 27

February 27, 2022 is the 58th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 329 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 27

  • 425
    The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
  • 1594
    Henry IV is crowned King of France.
  • 1617
    Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
  • 1801
    Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1812
    Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
  • 1844
    The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
  • 1861
    Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
  • 1943
    The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 1943
    The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
  • 1963
    The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
  • 1971
    Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
  • 1976
    The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • 1989
    Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • 2002
    Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
  • 2004
    The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.
  • 2007
    The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.

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