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.
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.
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February 27 Historical Event(s)
- 380Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
- 1864American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 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.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 1989Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
Who were born on February 27?
- 272Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
- 1878Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
- 1904James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
- 1913Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
- 1932Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
- 1949Rosalinda Galli, Italian voice actress
- 1958Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
- 1970Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
- 1973Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
- 1989Stefano Langone, American Idol season 10 contestant
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