Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Friday, February 27, 2004
Same-sex marriage in the United States: The California Supreme Court refuses a petition by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer asking for an immediate ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage laws and a cease and desist order against San Francisco's granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. //www.365gay.com/newscon04/02/022704calCourt.htm
Thursday, February 27, 2003
issues a global alert on SARS
Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavšić
is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison.
Career diplomat John Brady Kiesling resigns from the U.S. Foreign Service with a sharp public rebuke for the Bush administration's foreign policy, asking Has "oderint dum metuant" really become our motto? and Is the Russia of the late Romanovs really our model, a selfish, superstitious empire thrashing toward self-destruction in the name of a doomed status quo? //www.snopes.com/politics/mideast/kiesling.asp
Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar personally asks United States President George W. Bush to silence Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, indicating that Rumsfeld's numerous public remarks on European countries' Iraq policies are generally viewed as inflammatory and overwhelmingly counterproductive within the European diplomatic community. Aznar indicated a preference for Secretary of State Colin Powell. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-594124,00.html
Wednesday, February 27, 2002
The ex-currencies of all euro-using nations cease to be legal tender in the Euro
Continuing violence in Ahmedabad, India kills 28 police shoot and kill 5 rioters.
57 people die in Godhra when a Muslim mob sets fire to a carriage on the Sabarmati Express filled with Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists returning from Ayodhya en route to Ahmedabad. After detaching the burned carriage, the train continues to Vadodara, where Hindus beat and stab people leaving the train, killing one. A 17-year-old is later killed in Godhra by police trying to disrupt mobs.
A series of riots leaves hundreds dead, after 59 Hindu pilgrims die aboard a train burned by a Muslim
"STS-109": Space Shuttle "Columbia" flies the Hubble Space Telescope service mission, penultimate flight before its ill-fated "STS-107" mission.
Saturday, 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 aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
One of 4 bombs detonated in Lusaka
, destroys the Angolan Embassy.
rebels kill and dismember 8 foreign tourists at the Buhoma homestead, Uganda
Thursday, February 27, 1997
Divorce becomes legal in the Republic of Ireland.
Tuesday, February 27, 1996
Green was released in Japan as the first game in the world famous Pokemon
Monday, February 27, 1995
Sunday, February 27, 1994
Federal Sports Environment Minister Ros Kelly
resigns over The Sports Rorts Affair, where it was alleged that she apportioned money for community sporting projects in a pork barreling
Tuesday, February 27, 1990
Exxon "Valdez" oil spill: Exxon and its shipping company are indicted on 5 criminal counts.
Monday, February 27, 1989
is imposed in Kosovo
, where protests continue over the alleged intimidation of the Serb
The Politieke Partij Radicalen, Pacifistisch Socialistische Partij, Communistische Partij Nederland and the Evangelical People's Party amalgamate to form Netherlands political party GroenLinks (GL, GreenLeft).
Saturday, February 27, 1988
Friday, February 27, 1987
Antigua and Barbuda recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Thursday, February 27, 1986
Saturday, February 27, 1982
Atlanta murders of 1979-1981: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
Tuesday, February 27, 1979
The annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana is canceled due to a strike called by the New Orleans Police Department.
Friday, February 27, 1976
Thursday, February 27, 1975
The Movement 2 June kidnaps West German politician Peter Lorenz. He is released on March 4 after most of the kidnappers' demands are met.
Tuesday, February 27, 1973
The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Dick Taverne, having resigned from the Parliament of the United Kingdom on leaving the Labour Party, is re-elected as a 'Democratic Labour' candidate.
Saturday, February 27, 1971
Tuesday, February 27, 1968
Ex-Teenagers singer Frankie Lymon is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem.
Monday, February 27, 1967
The city of Hatogaya, Saitama, Japan is founded.
Queens Park Rangers become the first 3rd Division side to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium, defeating West Bromwich Albion 3–2.
government supports British EEC
Thursday, February 27, 1964
The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
Tuesday, February 27, 1951
Saturday, February 27, 1943
Friday, February 27, 1942
WWII ndash Battle of the Java Sea
: An allied (ABDA
) task force of 14 vessels under Dutch
command, trying to stem a Japanese invasion of the Dutch
East Indies, is defeated by a 19 vessel Japanese task force in the Java Sea
2.300 sailors die, including the commander, admiral Karel Doorman
Japanese attain naval hegemony in East-Asia
Thursday, February 27, 1941
The New Zealand Division cruiser HMS "Leander" (1931) sinks Italian armed merchant raider "Ramb I" off the Maldives.
WWII: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, thus joining the Axis powers.
Tuesday, February 27, 1940
Monday, February 27, 1933
Monday, February 27, 1922
Saturday, February 27, 1892
Rudolf Diesel applies for a patent on his compression ignition engine (the Diesel engine).
Monday, February 27, 1888
Thursday, February 27, 1879
The discovery of saccharin is announced.
Saturday, February 27, 1875
Wednesday, February 27, 1861
Russian troops fire upon a crowd in Warsaw protesting Russian rule over Poland, killing 5 protesters.
Sunday, February 27, 1859
U.S. Congressman Daniel Sickles shoots Philip Barton Key for having an affair with his wife.
Monday, February 27, 1854
Britain sends Russia an ultimatum to withdraw from two Romanian provinces it had conquered, Moldavia and Wallachia.
Tuesday, February 27, 1844
The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, February 27, 1801
Wednesday, February 27, 1793
Tuesday, February 27, 1776
American Revolution: Battle of Moore\'s Creek Bridge
: North Carolina
Loyalists charge across Moore's Creek bridge near Wilmington
to attack what they mistakenly believe to be a small force of rebels. Several loyalist leaders are killed in the ensuing battle. The patriot victory virtually ends all British authority in the town.
American Revolution: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge: North Carolina Loyalists charge across Moore's Creek bridge near Wilmington to attack what they mistakenly believe to be a small force of rebels. Several loyalist leaders are killed in the ensuing battle. The patriot victory virtually ends all British authority in the town.
Wednesday, February 27, 1760
Seven Years' War ndash French and Indian War: Cherokee natives allied with French forces attack a North Carolina militia stationed at Fort Dobbs in the western part of the province. The attack is repelled by the militia.
Sunday, February 27, 1752
Saturday, February 27, 1700
Friday, February 27, 1660
Monday, February 27, 1617
Sunday, February 27, 1611
Sunday, February 27, 1594
Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres.
Saturday, February 17, 1560 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 17, 1559 (Julianian calendar)
Queen Elizabeth I of England establishes the Church of England, with the Act of Uniformity 1558 and the Act of Supremacy 1559. The Oath of Supremacy is reinstated.
Tuesday, February 17, 1545 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Ancrum Moor: The Scots are victorious over superior English forces.
Wednesday, February 17, 1535 (Julianian calendar)
George Joye publishes his "Apologye" in Antwerp to clear his name from the accusations of William Tyndale
Tuesday, February 17, 1534 (Julianian calendar)
A group of Anabaptist
s, led by Jan Matthys
, seize Münster in Westphalia
and declare it The New Jerusalem, begin to exile dissenters and forcibly baptize all others.
Friday, February 17, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, February 17, 1510 (Julianian calendar)
Paolo Cortese publishes "De Cardinalatu", a manual for cardinals, including advice on palatial architecture ndash which inspires Thomas Wolsey
in his construction work at Hton Court Palace
Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Goa.
The Grand Prince Vasili III of Muscovy conquers Pskov
The Holy League
is formed to defend the Italian States.
Tuesday, February 18, 1477 (Julianian calendar)
The Swedish University of Uppsala
is founded, becoming the first university in Sweden and all of Scandinavia.
Thursday, February 26, 425 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, February 26, 380 (Julianian calendar)
enemies the Germans
are taken into Imperial service as a consequence, barbarian leaders begin to play an increasingly active role in the Roman Empire.
Rome's enemies the Germans, Sarmatians and Huns are taken into Imperial service as a consequence, barbarian leaders begin to play an increasingly active role in the Roman Empire.