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    • February 27, 0837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • February 27, 1526 Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)

    • February 27, 1531 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union

    • February 27, 1557 "First Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia & US sign trade agreement"

    • February 27, 1560 "The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland."

    • February 27, 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

    • February 27, 1594 Henry IV is crowned King of France.

    • February 27, 1617 "Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea."

    • February 27, 1626 "Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci."

    • February 27, 1665 "Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast Vice-Admiral De Ruyter beats English"

    • February 27, 1667 "Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname"

    • February 27, 1678 Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower

    • February 27, 1696 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association

    • February 27, 1700 Pacific island of New Britain discovered

    • February 27, 1700 The island of New Britain is discovered.

    • February 27, 1703 "The first Mardi Gras is celebrated in Mobile, Alabama."

    • February 27, 1713 French troops bomb Willemstad Cura‡ao

    • February 27, 1801 The District of Columbia is placed under the jurisdiction of the US Congress.

    • February 27, 1801 "Washington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress."

    • February 27, 1803 "Great fire in Bombay, India"

    • February 27, 1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet was born

    • February 27, 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."

    • February 27, 1813 Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail

    • February 27, 1813 First federal vaccination legislation enacted

    • February 27, 1814 "Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres"

    • February 27, 1816 Dutch regain Suriname

    • February 27, 1827 First Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans LA

    • February 27, 1844 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)

    • February 27, 1854 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine

    • February 27, 1861 "A crowd in Warsaw protesting Russian rule over Poland is fired upon by Russian troops, killing five protesters."

    • February 27, 1861 US Congress authorizes first stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing

    • February 27, 1861 Warsaw Massacre Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russian rule of Poland

    • February 27, 1864 "6th & last day of Battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)"

    • February 27, 1864 "Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp ""Camp Sumpter"""

    • February 27, 1865 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon MO

    • February 27, 1869 John Menard is first black to make a speech in Congress

    • February 27, 1871 Meeting of Alabama claims commission

    • February 27, 1872 "Charlotte Ray, first Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U"

    • February 27, 1873 Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor

    • February 27, 1874 "Baseball first played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds"

    • February 27, 1877 US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner Presidential election

    • February 27, 1879 Announcement of the discovery of artificial sweetener saccharin.

    • February 27, 1879 Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)

    • February 27, 1881 "Battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley"

    • February 27, 1883 Oscar Hammerstein patents first cigar-rolling machine

    • February 27, 1890 "D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 hours 39 minutes), San Francisco; match is draw"

    • February 27, 1900 "Battle at Pietershoogte; Boer General Cronj‚ surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa"

    • February 27, 1900 England's Labour Party is founded.

    • February 27, 1900 The FC Bayern Mnchen (Munich) is founded.

    • February 27, 1905 Montana adopts its state flag.

    • February 27, 1906 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides

    • February 27, 1908 "Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)"

    • February 27, 1908 Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma

    • February 27, 1912 Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway

    • February 27, 1917 Women in Ontario win right to vote in provincial elections

    • February 27, 1919 American Association for the Hard of Hearing formed (New York NY)

    • February 27, 1921 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.

    • February 27, 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."

    • February 27, 1922 Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convenes first National Radio Conference

    • February 27, 1922 "G B Shaw's ""Back to Methusaleh I/II,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 27, 1924 Belgium's Theunis government falls

    • February 27, 1925 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

    • February 27, 1927 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath

    • February 27, 1929 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact

    • February 27, 1930 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency

    • February 27, 1932 "Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)"

    • February 27, 1933 "German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire"

    • February 27, 1933 "Jean Genet's ""Intermezzo,"" premieres in Paris"

    • February 27, 1933 "Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on communists"

    • February 27, 1933 "Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire."

    • February 27, 1934 "Ralph Nader consumer advocate, known for role against GM and Ford was born"

    • February 27, 1936 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 meter free style (1:04.6)

    • February 27, 1937 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket vs England in 223 minutes

    • February 27, 1938 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

    • February 27, 1939 English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire

    • February 27, 1939 The US Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

    • February 27, 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discovered carbon-14

    • February 27, 1942 First transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany

    • February 27, 1942 J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun

    • February 27, 1942 The allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea.

    • February 27, 1943 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin

    • February 27, 1943 "The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men."

    • February 27, 1945 U.S. troops land on Iwo Jima.

    • February 27, 1946 "4th ""Road"" film, ""Road to Utopia"" premieres (New York NY)"

    • February 27, 1947 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized

    • February 27, 1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes first Israeli President

    • February 27, 1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China

    • February 27, 1951 "22nd amendment ratified, limiting President to 2 terms"

    • February 27, 1951 Canada posts army officer to staff of Supreme Allied Commander; first step in providing Canadian ground troops in Europe for NATO

    • February 27, 1951 "The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified."

    • February 27, 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

    • February 27, 1956 "Elvis Presley's releases ""Heartbreak Hotel"""

    • February 27, 1956 Female suffrage in Egypt

    • February 27, 1957 "Mao's speech ""On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"""

    • February 27, 1957 "Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an ""X"" ""Xavier Cugat Show"" on NBC (until"

    • February 27, 1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens

    • February 27, 1960 US Olympics Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

    • February 27, 1961 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.

    • February 27, 1962 "South-Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, first US killed"

    • February 27, 1963 "Mickey Mantle of New York Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000"

    • February 27, 1964 """What Makes Sammy Run?"" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 performances"

    • February 27, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart

    • February 27, 1964 The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

    • February 27, 1965 """High Spirits"" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances"

    • February 27, 1965 Dutch Marijnen government resigns

    • February 27, 1965 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

    • February 27, 1967 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK

    • February 27, 1967 Dominica gains independence from England

    • February 27, 1967 "Pink Floyd release their first single ""Arnold Layne"""

    • February 27, 1967 Rio de la Plata Treaty

    • February 27, 1969 General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via military coup

    • February 27, 1969 President Nixon visits West-Berlin

    • February 27, 1970 New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance

    • February 27, 1971 Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform abortus provocatus.

    • February 27, 1972 President Nixon & Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique

    • February 27, 1973 "-Airborne mine countermeasures began off Haiphong during Operation Endsweep. This was a ""first"" in mine warfare"

    • February 27, 1973 "Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-year contract with White Sox"

    • February 27, 1973 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius

    • February 27, 1973 "Supporters of the American American Indian Movement begin their occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the 1890 Sioux massacre."

    • February 27, 1973 "The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota."

    • February 27, 1974 People magazine is published for the first time.

    • February 27, 1974 The first issue of People magazine makes its appearance on newsstands.

    • February 27, 1975 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin

    • February 27, 1976 Final meeting between Mao tse Tung & Richard Nixon

    • February 27, 1976 "The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic."

    • February 27, 1977 "In Toronto, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones rock group is arrested by the RCMP and charged with possession of heroin with intent to traffic and possession of cocaine"

    • February 27, 1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

    • February 27, 1977 "Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada"

    • February 27, 1979 "The Navy took delivery of the last A-4 Skyhawk from the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, setting a record for the longest production run for any U.S. military aircraft."

    • February 27, 1980 "22nd Grammy Awards What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet (You Don't Bring Me Flowers)"

    • February 27, 1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe

    • February 27, 1980 Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota

    • February 27, 1981 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747

    • February 27, 1981 "Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record ""Ebony & Ivory"""

    • February 27, 1982 "Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw"

    • February 27, 1982 Earl Anthony becomes first pro bowler to win more than $1 million

    • February 27, 1982 Wayne B. Williams is convicted of murdering two of 28 Atlanta area youngsters whose bodies were found over a 22-month period.

    • February 27, 1983 Eamonn Coghlan sets indoor mile record of 3 49.78

    • February 27, 1983 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament

    • February 27, 1984 "Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 meters)"

    • February 27, 1984 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa

    • February 27, 1984 WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC

    • February 27, 1985 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief

    • February 27, 1985 Mauritania's new constitutional charter published

    • February 27, 1985 US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)

    • February 27, 1986 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

    • February 27, 1987 """Washington Week In Review,"" 20th anniversary on PBS"

    • February 27, 1987 Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff

    • February 27, 1987 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76 meters)

    • February 27, 1987 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic

    • February 27, 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

    • February 27, 1988 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympics 500 meter speed skating in record 39.1

    • February 27, 1988 Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36 08 34

    • February 27, 1988 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympics figure skating

    • February 27, 1989 "German war criminals Austria der Fnten/Fischer, freed in Holland"

    • February 27, 1989 Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo.

    • February 27, 1990 Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)

    • February 27, 1991 "Ben Elton's ""Silly Cow,"" premieres in London"

    • February 27, 1991 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat & Kuwait is liberated

    • February 27, 1991 "Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that ""Kuwait is liberated."""

    • February 27, 1991 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500 meter mark at 3 34 16

    • February 27, 1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison

    • February 27, 1992 "Larry Smith, named 9th Commissioner of the CFL"

    • February 27, 1992 "Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years"

    • February 27, 1993 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr

    • February 27, 1993 USA Camden Burriss is born.

    • February 27, 1994 "Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed"

    • February 27, 1995 "Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)"

    • February 27, 1996 Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India

    • February 27, 1996 Satoshi Tajiri creates the hit media franchise Pokmon.

    • February 27, 1997 """Last Night of Ballyhoo"" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC"

    • February 27, 1997 Divorces become legal in Ireland.

    • February 27, 1997 "Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a cop"

    • February 27, 1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards

    • February 27, 1998 Apple discontinues developing Newton computer

    • February 27, 1998 FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati

    • February 27, 1998 New England Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges

    • February 27, 1999 Democratic rule returns to Nigeria as its citizens elect Olusegun Obasanjo as president.

    • February 27, 1999 Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.

    • February 27, 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.

    • February 27, 1999 "While trying to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being in a hot air balloon for 233 hours and 55 minutes."

    • February 27, 2002 "Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;"

    • February 27, 2002 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

    • February 27, 2003 Rowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.

    • February 27, 2004 A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.

    • February 27, 2004 "Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda."

    • February 27, 2005 Pre-pay price capping on the Transport for London oyster card is introduced.

    • February 27, 2006 "The Harlem Globetrotters extended their overall record to 22,000 wins."

    • February 27, 2007 The Chinese Correction the Shanghai Stock Exchange tumbled 9% the largest drop in 10 years.

    • February 27, 2007 The general strike against Lansana Cont in Guinea ends.

    • February 27, 2010 8.8 Quake strikes Chile - World's 5th biggest quake since 1900







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