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.
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.
- 1801Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1861Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
- 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.
- 1922A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
- 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
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1964The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- 2002Godhra train burning: a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
- 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?
- 1910Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
- 1942Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
- 1951Steve Harley, British rock musician (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)
- 1964Todd Bodine, American race car driver
- 1965Noah Emmerich, American actor
- 1969Brad Vander Ark, American musician
- 1978James Beattie, English footballer
- 1985Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
- 1988Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1989Stefano Langone, American Idol season 10 contestant
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