February 27st Events

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February 27th, 2008 (February 27 2008)EventMas Selamat bin Kastari, a suspected JI terrorism leader, escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre in Singapore.
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)EventThe general strike against Lansana Conte in Guinea ends.
February 27th, 2007 (February 27 2007)EventThe Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)EventA bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
February 27th, 2004 (February 27 2004)EventFormer BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
February 27th, 2003 (February 27 2003)EventRowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.
February 27th, 2002 (February 27 2002)EventRyanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair s handling of the evacuation.
February 27th, 2002 (February 27 2002)EventGodhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
February 27th, 1999 (February 27 1999)EventOlusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria s first elected president since mid-1983.
February 27th, 1999 (February 27 1999)EventKorea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.
February 27th, 1991 (February 27 1991)EventGulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".George H. W. Bush Quotes
February 27th, 1989 (February 27 1989)EventVenezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo.
February 27th, 1986 (February 27 1986)EventThe United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
February 27th, 1976 (February 27 1976)EventThe formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
February 27th, 1974 (February 27 1974)EventPeople magazine is published for the first time.
February 27th, 1973 (February 27 1973)EventThe American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
February 27th, 1971 (February 27 1971)EventDoctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
February 27th, 1967 (February 27 1967)EventDominica gains independence from the United Kingdom.
February 27th, 1964 (February 27 1964)EventThe government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
February 27th, 1963 (February 27 1963)EventThe Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
February 27th, 1961 (February 27 1961)EventThe first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
February 27th, 1951 (February 27 1951)EventThe Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
February 27th, 1945 (February 27 1945)EventLebanon declares Independence.
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)EventThe Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
February 27th, 1943 (February 27 1943)EventThe Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
February 27th, 1942 (February 27 1942)EventWorld War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied (ABDA) strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
February 27th, 1940 (February 27 1940)EventMartin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
February 27th, 1939 (February 27 1939)EventAmerican Civil Rights Movement: Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
February 27th, 1933 (February 27 1933)EventReichstag fire: Germany s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
February 27th, 1922 (February 27 1922)EventA 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.Allen Tate Quotes
February 27th, 1921 (February 27 1921)EventThe International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
February 27th, 1900 (February 27 1900)EventSecond Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
February 27th, 1900 (February 27 1900)EventThe British Labour Party is founded.
February 27th, 1864 (February 27 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
February 27th, 1861 (February 27 1861)EventA crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland is fired upon by Russian troops, killing five protesters.
February 27th, 1860 (February 27 1860)EventAbraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
February 27th, 1844 (February 27 1844)EventThe Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
February 27th, 1812 (February 27 1812)EventPoet 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.Lord Byron Quotes
February 27th, 1801 (February 27 1801)EventWashington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. See District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801
February 27th, 1700 (February 27 1700)EventThe island of New Britain is discovered.
February 27th, 1626 (February 27 1626)EventYuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
February 27th, 1617 (February 27 1617)EventSweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
February 27th, 1594 (February 27 1594)EventHenry IV is crowned King of France.
February 27th, 1560 (February 27 1560)EventThe Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.

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