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.
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.
February 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1617Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1801Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1860Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 1942World 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
- 1986The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
- 1989Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
- 1991Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1902John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
- 1913Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
- 1925Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
- 1958Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
- 1962Adam Baldwin, American actor
- 1973Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
- 1974Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
- 1986Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
- 1988Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1994Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
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