February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2020 is the 58th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1626Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
- 1700The island of New Britain is discovered.
- 1812Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
- 1900Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
- 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
- 1943The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
- 1964The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 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?
- 1902John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
- 1927Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)
- 1932Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
- 1937Barbara Babcock, American actress
- 1943Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1953Gabriela Svobodová, Czech cross country skier
- 1958Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
- 1976Tony Gonzalez, American football player
- 1978James Beattie, English footballer
- 1985Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
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