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 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1939United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
- 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
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1971Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
- 1973The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
- 1986The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
- 2002Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1888Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
- 1910Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
- 1913Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
- 1925Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
- 1926David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1939Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
- 1957Timothy Spall, English actor
- 1965Joakim Sundström, Swedish sound editor and sound designer
- 1976Tony Gonzalez, American football player
- 1984David Noel, American basketball player
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