February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2019 was the 58th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1700The island of New Britain is discovered.
- 1801Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1812Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1921The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
- 1933Reichstag fire: Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
- 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.
- 2004A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack kills 116.
- 2010An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1875George Rodocanachi, Greek-British physician (d. 1944)
- 1904James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
- 1930Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1939Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
- 1942Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1953Gabriela Svobodová, Czech cross country skier
- 1962Grant Show, American actor
- 1975Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
- 1983Duje Draganja, Croatian swimmer
- 1984David Noel, American basketball player
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