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February 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 58 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 380
    Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
  • 425
    The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
  • 907
    Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
  • 1560
    The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
  • 1594
    Henry IV is crowned King of France.
  • 1617
    Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
  • 1626
    Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
  • 1700
    The island of New Britain is discovered.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
  • 1801
    Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1809
    Action of 27 February 1809: Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine
  • 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.
  • 1829
    Battle of Tarqui is fought.
  • 1844
    The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
  • 1870
    The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
  • 1881
    First Boer War: The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.
  • 1898
    King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry ‘Breaker’Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria for war crimes.
  • 1921
    The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.

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