27 February

27 February

February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 307 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Polar Bear Day
  • National Strawberry Day
  • National Kahlua Day
  • No Brainer Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 27

2010: A massive earthquake strikes Chile

The tremor measured 8.8 on the Richter scale and left more than 500 people dead and thousands injured.

2002: A Muslim mob set fire to a train carrying Hindu pilgrims

The attack killed 59 people, including many women and children.

1943: Non-violent protests in Berlin prevent the deportation of 2000 jews

The “Rosenstrasse protest” was carried out by the “Aryan” wives and relatives of detained Jewish men.

1933: Germany’s parliament building is set on fire

The Nazis used the Reichstag fire to justify harsh repression against political opponents. The event is considered pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.

1932: The neutron is discovered

English physicist James Chadwick was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery.

1936: The interior of a 1936 Imperial Airlines aeroplane.

The interior of a 1936 Imperial Airlines aeroplane.

1912: Child labor at the Loray Mills Gastonia North Carolina…1912.

Child labor at the Loray Mills Gastonia North Carolina…1912.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 27

1994: Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player

1934: Ralph Nader, American lawyer, author, activist

1932: Elizabeth Taylor, English/American actress

1902: John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate

1807: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 27

2008: William F. Buckley, Jr., American publisher, author, founded the National Review

2002: Spike Milligan, Indian/Irish actor, singer, screenwriter, author

1989: Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936: Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate


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