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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 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.

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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)

  • 1617
    Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 1801
    Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
  • 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
  • 1986
    The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • 1989
    Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1902
    John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1913
    Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • 1925
    Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • 1958
    Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
  • 1962
    Adam Baldwin, American actor
  • 1973
    Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
  • 1974
    Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
  • 1986
    Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1994
    Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player

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