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What Happened on February 27th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov occurs.
2013 Five people (including the perpetrator) are killed and five others injured in a shooting at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland.
2010 An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
2007 The Chinese Correction: The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in ten years.
2004 A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.
2004 Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is sentenced to death for masterminding the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack
2002 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
2002 Godhra train burning: A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.
1991 Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
1988 Sumgait pogrom: The Armenian community in Sumgait, Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent pogrom.
1976 The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
1973 The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee in protest of the federal government.
1971 Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start performing artificially-induced abortions.
1964 The Government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
1963 The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
1962 Two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots bomb the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diỿm.
1961 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
1951 The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
1943 The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
1943 In Berlin, the Gestapo arrest 1,800 Jewish men with German wives, leading to the Rosenstrasse protest.
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.
1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
1939 United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.
1933 Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political rivals.
1922 A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
1921 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
1902 Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry "Breaker" Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria after being convicted of war crimes.
1900 Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.
1900 The British Labour Party is founded.
1900 Fuÿball-Club Bayern München is founded.
1898 King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.
1881 First Boer War: The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.
1870 The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
1864 American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
1861 Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
1860 Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
1844 The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
1812 Argentine War of Independence: Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
1812 Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
1809 Action of 27 February 1809: Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine.
1801 Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
1782 American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
1776 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
1700 The island of New Britain is discovered.
1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1617 Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
1594 Henry IV is crowned King of France.
1560 The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
907 Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
425 The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
380 Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
Famous People Born on February 27

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Year Name
1975 Aitor González, Spanish racing driver
1953 Gavin Esler, Scottish journalist and author
1936 Sonia Johnson, American feminist activist and author
1965 Pedro Chaves, Portuguese race car driver
1968 Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
1943 Morten Lauridsen, American composer and conductor
1930 Peter Stone, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2003)
1947 Alan Guth, American physicist and cosmologist
1890 Mabel Keaton Staupers, American nurse and advocate (d. 1989)
1928 René Clemencic, Austrian composer, recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player
Famous People Deaths On February 27

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Date Name
1937 Hosteen Klah, Navajo artist, medicine man, and weaver (b. 1867)
2002 Spike Milligan, Irish soldier, actor, comedian, and author (b. 1918)
2011 Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)
2008 William F. Buckley, Jr., American author and journalist, founded the National Review (b. 1925)
1986 Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
1712 Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)
2011 Duke Snider, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
1968 Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
1483 William VIII of Montferrat (b. 1420)
2013 Adolfo Zaldívar, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1943)