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What Happened on February 27th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder downs Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's Mig-21 in an aerial dogfight and capture him after conducting airstrikes in Jammu and Kashmir.
2015 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow while out walking with his girlfriend.
2013 A shooting takes place at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland, in which five people (including the perpetrator) are killed and five others injured.
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 triggers a tsunami which strikes Hawaii shortly after.
2008 Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari escapes from a detention center in Singapore, hiding in Johor, Malaysia until he was recaptured over a year later.[14]
2007 Chinese stock bubble of 2007: The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest daily fall in ten years, following speculation about a crackdown on illegal share offerings and trading, and fears about accelerating inflation.
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.
2001 Loganair Flight 670A crashes while attempting to make a water landing in the Firth of Forth in Scotland.
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 Vietnam War: 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 Diệm.
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 The Holocaust: 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 in NLRB v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. that the National Labor Relations Board has no authority to force an employer to rehire workers who engage in sit-down strikes.
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.
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.
1916 Ocean liner SS Maloja strikes a mine near Dover and sinks with the loss of 155 lives.
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 Fußball-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.
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.
1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after leading the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1617 Sweden and the Tsardom of 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 is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland, establishing the terms under which English armed forces were to be permitted in Scotland in order to expel occupying French troops.
907 Abaoji, chieftain of the Yila tribe, is named khagan of the Khitans.
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 Nicene Christianity.
Famous People Born on February 27

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Year Name
1957 Timothy Spall, English actor
1976 Ludovic Capelle, Belgian cyclist
1960 Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
1907 Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1990 Elijah Taylor, New Zealand rugby league player
1903 Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Belorussian-American rabbi and philosopher (d. 1993)
1925 Kenneth Koch, American poet, playwright and professor (d. 2002)
1930 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist and academic (d. 2014)
1975 Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
1923 Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (d. 1990)
Famous People Deaths On February 27

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Date Name
2015 Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1959)
1699 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1625)
1973 Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
640 Pepin of Landen, Frankish lord (b. 580)
1937 Hosteen Klah, Navajo artist, medicine man, and weaver (b. 1867)
1712 Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)
2012 Ma Jiyuan, Chinese general (b. 1921)
1892 Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer and businessman, founded Louis Vuitton (b. 1821)
1936 Joshua W. Alexander, American judge and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1852)
2006 Otis Chandler, American publisher (b. 1927)