On This Day: February 27th

This is 58th day of the year and 308 days remain in the year.

in history
Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.
German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting the President to two terms.
Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the village of Wounded Knee, S.D.
Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.
Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, died.
Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.
February 27 Birthdays
John Steinbeck1902–1968, American Writer.
Marian Andersoncontralto
Henry Wadsworth Longfellowpoet
Hugo BlackSupreme Court Justice
Elizabeth Tayloractress
Alice Hamiltonphysician, reformer
Ralph Naderconsumer advocate
Ariel Sharongeneral and politician

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.