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.
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)
- 380Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
- 425The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1812Poet 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.
- 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.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1964The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- 1991Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1831Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
- 1886Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)
- 1888Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
- 1910Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
- 1912Lawrence Durrell, British writer (d. 1990)
- 1913Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
- 1936Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
- 1957Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
- 1958Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
- 1965Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
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