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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)

  • 380
    Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
  • 425
    The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
  • 1801
    Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 1900
    The British Labour Party is founded.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
  • 1939
    United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
  • 1976
    The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • 1989
    Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • 2004
    A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack kills 116.

Who were born on February 27?

  • 1691
    Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
  • 1847
    Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928)
  • 1897
    Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
  • 1902
    Gene Sarazen, American golfer (d. 1999)
  • 1927
    Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1943
    Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1968
    Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
  • 1970
    Matthias Lechner, German art director
  • 1971
    “Chilli” Thomas, American singer (TLC)
  • 1971
    Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman.

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