February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2019 is the 58th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1812Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
- 1861Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1961The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 2002Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1910Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
- 1923Dexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1990)
- 1934N. Scott Momaday, American writer
- 1934Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
- 1939Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
- 1953Gabriela Svobodová, Czech cross country skier
- 1962Adam Baldwin, American actor
- 1969Brad Vander Ark, American musician
- 1974Carte Goodwin, American politician, junior senator of West Virginia
- 1981Cameron Ling, Australian Rules footballer
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