About February 27

February 27, 2020 is the 58th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 351 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 27

  • 1560
    The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
  • 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 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
    The British Labour Party is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
  • 1943
    The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 1951
    The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
  • 1955
    Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2004
    The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.

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