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February 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 27

February 27th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Pokémon Day and Polar Bear Day.

We’re getting close to the end of February! Today marks the 58th day of the year.

People who were born on this day all share the Pisces star sign.

From dog cloning, supermassive explosions in space and the game world changing forever, this day certainly has a lot going for it, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Come take a look at all the incredible historical events that all fall on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1594, Henry IV was crowned as King of France at the Cathedral of Chartres? He was known as “Good King Henry” and remembered as an ideal king.

Keep reading for more facts about February 27th in history!

What Happened On February 27 In History?

2020

A galaxy 15 times the size of ours exploded 390 million light years away.

The blast is the largest detected to date.
2019

The world’s smallest baby was finally released from the hospital months after being born.

OTD in 2019: The world's smallest baby was finally released from the hospital months after being born.
The baby boy was born in Tokyo, Japan at 24 weeks and weighed just 9.45 oz.
Source ITV
2018

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand announced she had her pet dog cloned twice.

Source BBC
2014

In Sweden, a job interview invitation was accidentally mailed to 61,000 people and caused chaos in their offices.

The acting director said "Something has gone wrong with the mailing list… it has set off a very messy situation at the city office."
1996

Pokémon was released on the Game Boy for the first time, in the video games Pocket Monsters Red & Green.

The special edition, "Pocket Monsters: Blue", was released in Japan later in 1996. The games were later released as Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in North America & Australia in 1998 and Europe in 1999.
1981

Ebony and Ivory was recorded by Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney.

1964

The Italian government asked for advice on how to stop the Leaning Tower of Pisa from leaning too far and collapsing.

1951

The twenty-second Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.

The 22nd Amendment limits the President of the United States to only two terms.
1900

The British Labour Party was founded.

1814

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 premiered in Vienna, Austria.

1594

Henry IV took to the throne as he was crowned the King of France.

OTD in 1594: Henry IV took to the throne as he was crowned the King of France.

Did you know that on this day, February 27th 1594, Henry IV was crowned as King of France at the Cathedral of Chartres?