Today In History, 27 February: What Happened On This Day

What happened today in history (February 27): Sandeep Singh and Constantine I were born, Leonard Nimoy and Chandra Shekhar Azad died, World NGO Day, Bayern Munich was founded, Pakistan retaliated for the airstrike of Balakot, Godhra train burning incident occurred, carbob-14 Isotope discovered and more.

This Day in History (February 27): Death Anniversary of Chandra Shekhar Azad

This Day in History (February 27): Death Anniversary of Chandra Shekhar Azad

Today in history, February 27: There is only one day left until February ends and March arrives, kicking off the spring season. Let’s continue the tradition of knowing the historical meaning of the month of love.

Today is February 27, another seemingly normal day on the surface. However, February 27 occupies a key place in history.

See what big events happened on this day (February 27) in sports, politics and art, along with famous birthdays and deaths in world history.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1560, the Treaty of Berwick was signed between England and Scotland, ending the conflict known as the “rough courtship.”
  • In 1844, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.
  • In 1900, the German professional football club Bayern Munich was founded.
  • In 1933, the Reichstag, the German parliament building in Berlin, was burned down.
  • In 1940, Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discovered carbon-14, a radioactive isotope used in radiocarbon dating.
  • In 1951, the Twenty-Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, limiting the president’s term to two terms.
  • In 1980, the Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapsed in the North Sea, killing 123 people.
  • In 1991, US President George HW Bush announced the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War.
  • In 2002, 59 Hindu pilgrims died during the Godhra train fire incident.
  • In 2010, a devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 500 people and causing widespread damage.
  • In 2014, violent protests broke out in Venezuela, demanding the resignation of President Nicolás Maduro due to inflation and rising crime.
  • In 2015, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered in Moscow just hours after calling on the public to march against Russia’s war in Ukraine.
  • In 2019, Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthman in POK and captured him in retaliation for the Balakot airstrike.

Art and culture events today

  • In 1693, the first women’s magazine, “Ladies’ Mercury,” was published in London.
  • In 1814, German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 8 in F major premiered in Vienna.
  • In 2005, Jamie Foxx won the Oscar for Best Actor and Hilary Swank the Oscar for Best Actress at the 77th Academy Awards.

Notable deaths on this day

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Year of death

Personality

1

1892

Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer and businessman who founded the luxury brand Louis Vuitton

2

1928

Fred Rogers, American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer and producer who created and hosted the children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” from 1968 to 2001.

3

1931

Chandrashekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary who played a key role in the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule.

4

1936

Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and psychologist known for his work on classical conditioning.

5

2015

Leonard Nimoy, American actor known for playing the iconic Star Trek character, Spock.

Famous birthdays on this day

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Year of birth

Personality

1

272

Constantine I, Roman emperor who ruled from 306 to 337 and is known for his military achievements and for founding the city of Constantinople (Istanbul).

2

1912

Kusumagraj, Indian poet, playwright and novelist who was a pioneer of Marathi literature.

3

1932

Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress who starred in numerous films throughout her career, including National Velvet, Cleopatra, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

4

1952

Prakash Jha, Indian filmmaker and actor known for his political films such as Gangaajal and Aarakshan

5

1986

Sandeep Singh, Indian field hockey player and former captain of the national team.

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