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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 1860
    Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
  • 1933
    Reichstag fire: Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
  • 1940
    Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
  • 1961
    The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 1964
    The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • 1973
    The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
  • 1976
    The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1831
    Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
  • 1888
    Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
  • 1904
    James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
  • 1941
    Paddy Ashdown, British politician
  • 1957
    Timothy Spall, English actor
  • 1959
    Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1961
    James Worthy, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
  • 1973
    Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
  • 1973
    Peter André, Australian singer

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