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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1860Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
- 1870The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
- 1902Second Boer War: Harry ‘Breaker’Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
- 1933Reichstag fire: Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
- 1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
- 1961The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- 1964The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- 1973The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1831Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
- 1888Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
- 1904James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
- 1941Paddy Ashdown, British politician
- 1957Timothy Spall, English actor
- 1959Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- 1961James Worthy, American basketball player
- 1968Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
- 1973Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
- 1973Peter André, Australian singer
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