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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1700
    The island of New Britain is discovered.
  • 1801
    Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1812
    Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 1921
    The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
  • 1933
    Reichstag fire: Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
  • 1942
    World 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
  • 1955
    Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
  • 2004
    A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack kills 116.
  • 2010
    An 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?

  • 1875
    George Rodocanachi, Greek-British physician (d. 1944)
  • 1904
    James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
  • 1930
    Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
  • 1942
    Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1953
    Gabriela Svobodová, Czech cross country skier
  • 1962
    Grant Show, American actor
  • 1975
    Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
  • 1983
    Duje Draganja, Croatian swimmer
  • 1984
    David Noel, American basketball player

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