February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2020 was the 58th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1594Henry IV is crowned King of France.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1864American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 1921The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
- 1951The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
- 1963The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
- 1986The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
- 2002Godhra train burning: a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
- 2007The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1902Gene Sarazen, American golfer (d. 1999)
- 1911Oscar Heidenstam, British bodybuilding champion (d. 1991)
- 1933Raymond Berry, American football player
- 1935Mirella Freni, Italian soprano
- 1939Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
- 1944Roger Scruton, British philosopher
- 1952Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
- 1962Adam Baldwin, American actor
- 1977Ji Sung, South Korean actor
- 1992Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer
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