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Thursday February 27, 2020

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.

February 2020

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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)

  • 1560
    The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
  • 1700
    The island of New Britain is discovered.
  • 1812
    Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
  • 1844
    The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
  • 1961
    The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 1976
    The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • 2002
    Godhra train burning: a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
  • 2007
    The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1848
    Hubert Parry, English composer (d. 1918)
  • 1862
    Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • 1912
    Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • 1932
    Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
  • 1940
    Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 1952
    Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
  • 1971
    Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
  • 1981
    Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete
  • 1985
    Braydon Coburn, Canadian hockey player

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