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Wednesday February 27, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

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February 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 380
    Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
  • 425
    The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 1812
    Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
  • 1900
    The British Labour Party is founded.
  • 1940
    Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
  • 1955
    Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
  • 1964
    The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1831
    Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
  • 1886
    Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)
  • 1888
    Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
  • 1910
    Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1912
    Lawrence Durrell, British writer (d. 1990)
  • 1913
    Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • 1936
    Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
  • 1957
    Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • 1958
    Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
  • 1965
    Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist

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