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27th of February 1560 EVENT The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
27th of February 1594 EVENT Henry IV is crowned King of France.
27th of February 1617 EVENT Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
27th of February 1626 EVENT Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
27th of February 1700 EVENT The island of New Britain is discovered.
27th of February 1801 EVENT Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
27th of February 1812 EVENT Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
27th of February 1812 EVENT 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.
27th of February 1844 EVENT The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
27th of February 1860 EVENT Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
27th of February 1861 EVENT Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
27th of February 1864 EVENT American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
27th of February 1870 EVENT The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
27th of February 1900 EVENT The British Labour Party is founded.
27th of February 1900 EVENT Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
27th of February 1902 EVENT Second Boer War: Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
27th of February 1921 EVENT The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
27th of February 1922 EVENT 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.
27th of February 1933 EVENT Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
27th of February 1939 EVENT United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.
27th of February 1940 EVENT Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
27th of February 1942 EVENT 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
27th of February 1943 EVENT The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
27th of February 1943 EVENT The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
27th of February 1951 EVENT The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
27th of February 1955 EVENT Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
27th of February 1961 EVENT The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
27th of February 1963 EVENT The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
27th of February 1964 EVENT The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
27th of February 1971 EVENT Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
27th of February 1973 EVENT The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
27th of February 1976 EVENT The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
27th of February 1986 EVENT The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
27th of February 1989 EVENT Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
27th of February 1991 EVENT Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
27th of February 2002 EVENT Godhra train burning: a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
27th of February 2002 EVENT Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
27th of February 2004 EVENT A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.
27th of February 2007 EVENT The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
27th of February 2010 EVENT An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured.
27th of February 0272 BIRTHDAY Constantine I, Roman emperor (d. 337)
27th of February 1691 BIRTHDAY Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
27th of February 1711 BIRTHDAY Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
27th of February 1779 BIRTHDAY Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
27th of February 1789 BIRTHDAY Manuel Rodriguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile (d. 1818)
27th of February 1807 BIRTHDAY Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
27th of February 1831 BIRTHDAY Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
27th of February 1847 BIRTHDAY Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928)
27th of February 1848 BIRTHDAY Hubert Parry, English composer (d.1918)
27th of February 1862 BIRTHDAY Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
27th of February 1867 BIRTHDAY Irving Fisher, American economist (d. 1947)
27th of February 1875 BIRTHDAY George Rodocanachi, Greek-British physician (d. 1944)
27th of February 1877 BIRTHDAY Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
27th of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
27th of February 1879 BIRTHDAY Rene Lefebvre, martyr of the French Resistance (d. 1944)
27th of February 1886 BIRTHDAY Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)
27th of February 1888 BIRTHDAY Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
27th of February 1888 BIRTHDAY Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
27th of February 1888 BIRTHDAY Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
27th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
27th of February 1891 BIRTHDAY David Sarnoff, Russian-born broadcast pioneer (d. 1971)
27th of February 1891 BIRTHDAY Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
27th of February 1892 BIRTHDAY William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
27th of February 1895 BIRTHDAY Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 29th Yokozuna (d. 1943)
27th of February 1897 BIRTHDAY Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
27th of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Charles Best, Canadian medical scientist (d. 1978)
27th of February 1902 BIRTHDAY Gene Sarazen, American golfer (d. 1999)
27th of February 1902 BIRTHDAY John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
27th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
27th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
27th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Andre Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
27th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
27th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
27th of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Franchot Tone, American actor (d. 1968)
27th of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
27th of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Walter Wolf, German politician (d. 1977)
27th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)
27th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Peter De Vries, American writer (d. 1993)
27th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works) (d. 1990)
27th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
27th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
27th of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Oscar Heidenstam, British bodybuilding champion (d. 1991)
27th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Durrell, British writer (d. 1990)
27th of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
27th of February 1913 BIRTHDAY Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
27th of February 1913 BIRTHDAY Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
27th of February 1917 BIRTHDAY John Connally, American politician, 55th United States Secretary of the Navy, 39th Governor of Texas, and 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
27th of February 1921 BIRTHDAY Theodore Van Kirk, American navigator of the Enola Gay
27th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
27th of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Dexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1990)
27th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
27th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
27th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)
27th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
27th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer
27th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
27th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
27th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Paul von Rague Schleyer, American chemist
27th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Joanne Woodward, American actress
27th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
27th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Raymond Berry, American football player
27th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Ralph Nader, American author, activist and political figure
27th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY N. Scott Momaday, American writer
27th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Van Williams, American actor
27th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
27th of February 1935 BIRTHDAY Mirella Freni, Italian soprano
27th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
27th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Roger Mahony, fourth Archbishop of Los Angeles
27th of February 1937 BIRTHDAY David Ackles, American singer songwriter (d. 1999)
27th of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Barbara Babcock, American actress
27th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Jake Thackray, Engish singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
27th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
27th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Bill Hunter, Australian actor
27th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Howard Hesseman, American actor
27th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Paddy Ashdown, British politician
27th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
27th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Michel Forget, Canadian actor
27th of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
27th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
27th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Morten Lauridsen, American composer
27th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Ken Grimwood, American writer (d. 2003)
27th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer
27th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Roger Scruton, British philosopher
27th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Carl Anderson, American singer and actor (d. 2004)
27th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Alan Guth, American theoretical physicist and cosmologist
27th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist
27th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Rosalinda Galli, Italian voice actress
27th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Julia Neuberger, British rabbi and politician
27th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Lee Atwater, American political figure (d. 1991)
27th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Steve Harley, British rock musician (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)
27th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
27th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Gabriela Svobodova, Czech cross country skier
27th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Neal Schon, American musician (Journey)
27th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
27th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
27th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
27th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Timothy Spall, English actor
27th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)
27th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
27th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
27th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
27th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Andres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player
27th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY James Worthy, American basketball player
27th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Adam Baldwin, American actor
27th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Grant Show, American actor
27th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Par Nuder, Swedish politician
27th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Todd Bodine, American race car driver
27th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Noah Emmerich, American actor
27th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
27th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Joakim Sundstrom, Swedish sound editor and sound designer
27th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Donal Logue, Canadian actor
27th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
27th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Brad Vander Ark, American musician
27th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Michael A. Burstein, American writer
27th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
27th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
27th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Matthias Lechner, German art director
27th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman.
27th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
27th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
27th of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Lyon, American reality television personality (Survivor: Palau) (d. 2010)
27th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Peter Andre, Australian singer
27th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
27th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
27th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
27th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Carte Goodwin, American politician, junior senator of West Virginia
27th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
27th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
27th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Tony Gonzalez, American football player
27th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY James Wan, Australian film director
27th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
27th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Ji Sung, South Korean actor
27th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY James Beattie, English footballer
27th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Bobby V, American singer
27th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
27th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Scott Prince, Australian Rugby League Player
27th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Josh Groban, American singer
27th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Cameron Ling, Australian Rules footballer
27th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Elodie Ouedraogo, Belgian athlete
27th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Duje Draganja, Croatian swimmer
27th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Devin Harris, American basketball player
27th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Kate Mara, American actress
27th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress
27th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY David Noel, American basketball player
27th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer
27th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer
27th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Braydon Coburn, Canadian hockey player
27th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
27th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Juliana Imai, Brazilian model
27th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
27th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
27th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Shota Shimizu, Japanese musician
27th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer
27th of February 1992 BIRTHDAY Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer
27th of February 1994 BIRTHDAY Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
27th of February 0956 DEATH Theophylact, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (Born 917)
27th of February 1659 DEATH Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (Born 1609)
27th of February 1699 DEATH Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (Born c.1625)
27th of February 1706 DEATH John Evelyn, English diarist (Born 1620)
27th of February 1720 DEATH Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (Born 1653)
27th of February 1735 DEATH John Arbuthnot, English physician and writer (Born 1667)
27th of February 1795 DEATH Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Jamapese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (Born 1750)
27th of February 1844 DEATH Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States (Born 1786)
27th of February 1887 DEATH Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (Born 1833)
27th of February 1892 DEATH Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (Born 1821)
27th of February 1902 DEATH Peter Handcock, Australian Soldier executed in the Second Boer War under controversial circumstances (Born 1869)
27th of February 1902 DEATH Harry 'Breaker' Morant, Anglo-Australian Soldier executed in the Second Boer War under controversial circumstances (Born 1864)
27th of February 1921 DEATH Schofield Haigh, English cricketer (Born 1871)
27th of February 1932 DEATH William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (Born 1843)
27th of February 1936 DEATH Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1849)
27th of February 1936 DEATH Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (Born 1852)
27th of February 1941 DEATH William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (Born 1895)
27th of February 1943 DEATH Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (Born 1859)
27th of February 1964 DEATH Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (Born 1897)
27th of February 1968 DEATH Frankie Lymon, American singer (Born 1942)
27th of February 1969 DEATH Marius Barbeau, Canadian folklorist (Born 1883)
27th of February 1970 DEATH Marie Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (Born 1934)
27th of February 1972 DEATH Pat Brady, American actor and singer (Born 1914)
27th of February 1973 DEATH Bill Everett, American comic book artist, co-created Daredevil and Namor the Sub-Mariner for Marvel Comics (Born 1917)
27th of February 1977 DEATH John Dickson Carr, American author (Born 1905)
27th of February 1978 DEATH Vadim Salmanov, Russian composer (Born 1912)
27th of February 1980 DEATH George Tobias, American actor (Born 1901)
27th of February 1981 DEATH Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (Born 1920)
27th of February 1985 DEATH Henry Cabot Lodge, American politician (Born 1902)
27th of February 1986 DEATH Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (Born 1929)
27th of February 1987 DEATH Franciszek Blachnicki, Polish priest (Born 1921)
27th of February 1987 DEATH Joan Greenwood, English actress and director (Born 1921)
27th of February 1989 DEATH Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1903)
27th of February 1989 DEATH Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (Born 1897)
27th of February 1990 DEATH Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (Born 1903)
27th of February 1992 DEATH S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (Born 1906)
27th of February 1993 DEATH Lillian Gish, American actress (Born 1893)
27th of February 1998 DEATH J. T. Walsh, American actor (Born 1943)
27th of February 1998 DEATH George H. Hitchings, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1905)
27th of February 2002 DEATH Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (Born 1918)
27th of February 2003 DEATH Fred Rogers, American children's television actor (Born 1928)
27th of February 2003 DEATH John Lanchbery, English composer (Born 1923)
27th of February 2004 DEATH Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (Born 1910)
27th of February 2004 DEATH Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (Born 1928)
27th of February 2005 DEATH Jessica Lunsford, murder victim (Born 1995)
27th of February 2006 DEATH Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (Born 1927)
27th of February 2006 DEATH Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (Born 1908)
27th of February 2006 DEATH Linda Smith, British comedian (Born 1958)
27th of February 2007 DEATH Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (Born 1914)
27th of February 2007 DEATH Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (Born 1924)
27th of February 2008 DEATH William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (Born 1925)
27th of February 2008 DEATH Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (Born 1944)
27th of February 2008 DEATH Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (Born 1929)
27th of February 2011 DEATH Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (Born 1901)
27th of February 2011 DEATH Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (Born 1926)

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