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)
- 380Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
- 425The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- 1801Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 1939United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 1989Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
- 2004A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines’ worst terrorist attack kills 116.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1691Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
- 1847Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928)
- 1897Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
- 1902Gene Sarazen, American golfer (d. 1999)
- 1927Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1943Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1968Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
- 1970Matthias Lechner, German art director
- 1971“Chilli” Thomas, American singer (TLC)
- 1971Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman.
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