A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 27th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On February 27, 1807, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Maine, going on to a career in education and especially poetry, becoming the most prominent American poet of his day.
On February 27, 1902, a British firing squad carried out the execution of convicted war criminal, Australian Lt. Harry “Breaker” Morant.
On February 27, 1943, a most unusual event took place in Berlin, Germany, the capital city of the Third Reich, a government possibly remembered more for its virulent anti-Semitism than any other trait.
On February 27, 2011, Frank Buckles died at 110 years old, just one of the many fascinating things about his life!
On February 27, 2015, Russian physicist Boris Nemtsov found out personally why publicly taking issue with Vladimir Putin is dangerous to his health.
On February 27, 2018, the entire world celebrated International Polar Bear Day, a day to appreciate Ursus maritimus, the large white bear of the North.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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