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Monday February 27, 2017

February 27: Day of the Week

February 27, 2017 was the 58th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac 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.

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February 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1594
    Henry IV is crowned King of France.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1789
    Manuel Rodríguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile (d. 1818)
  • 1877
    Adela Verne, English pianist (d. 1952)
  • 1929
    Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1934
    Ralph Nader, American author, activist and political figure
  • 1942
    Michel Forget, Canadian actor
  • 1950
    Julia Neuberger, British rabbi and politician
  • 1965
    Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
  • 1969
    Brad Vander Ark, American musician
  • 1977
    Ji Sung, South Korean actor
  • 1981
    Josh Groban, American singer

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