About February 27

February 27, 2021 is the 58th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 339 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.
  • 1560
    The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
  • 1617
    Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 1812
    Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
  • 1812
    Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
  • 1922
    A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
  • 1940
    Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
  • 1943
    The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 1964
    The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1973
    The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.
  • 2002
    Godhra train burning: a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
  • 2002
    Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.

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