February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2017 is the 58th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1801Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1812Poet 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.
- 1861Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
- 1900Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
- 1922A 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.
- 1964The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- 1973The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
- 1986The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
- 2010An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
Who were born on February 27?
- 272Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
- 1831Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
- 1917John Connally, American politician, 55th United States Secretary of the Navy, 39th Governor of Texas, and 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
- 1937Barbara Babcock, American actress
- 1944Ken Grimwood, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1954Neal Schon, American musician (Journey)
- 1969Brad Vander Ark, American musician
- 1971Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
- 1971Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman.
- 1985Braydon Coburn, Canadian hockey player
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