February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2018 was the 58th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1617Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
- 1700The island of New Britain is discovered.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 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.
- 1939United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
- 1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
- 1951The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
- 1963The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
- 2004A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack kills 116.
- 2007The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1886Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)
- 1892William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
- 1903Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
- 1942Michel Forget, Canadian actor
- 1944Ken Grimwood, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1957Timothy Spall, English actor
- 1965Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
- 1973Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
- 1981Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete
- 1994Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
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