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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 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.

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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.

February 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1860
    Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
  • 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
  • 1955
    Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
  • 1971
    Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
  • 1973
    The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
  • 1986
    The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • 2002
    Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1888
    Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
  • 1910
    Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1913
    Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
  • 1925
    Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939
    Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
  • 1957
    Timothy Spall, English actor
  • 1965
    Joakim Sundström, Swedish sound editor and sound designer
  • 1976
    Tony Gonzalez, American football player
  • 1984
    David Noel, American basketball player

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