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 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)
- 425The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- 1560The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
- 1812Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
- 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.
- 1844The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
- 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.
- 2002Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1862Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
- 1878Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
- 1888Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
- 1890Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
- 1934Van Williams, American actor
- 1937Barbara Babcock, American actress
- 1941Paddy Ashdown, British politician
- 1973Peter André, Australian singer
- 1974Carte Goodwin, American politician, junior senator of West Virginia
- 1983Devin Harris, American basketball player
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