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)
- 1594Henry IV is crowned King of France.
- 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.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1961The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- 1971Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 2004The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.
- 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?
- 1890Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
- 1910Peter De Vries, American writer (d. 1993)
- 1911Oscar Heidenstam, British bodybuilding champion (d. 1991)
- 1936Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
- 1951Lee Atwater, American political figure (d. 1991)
- 1957Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
- 1963Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
- 1965Noah Emmerich, American actor
- 1970Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
- 1986Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
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