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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.

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 interesting facts about February 27th in history!

What Happened On February 27 In History?

2020

Scientists observed the biggest explosion in the universe, 390 million light years away.

The explosion occurred in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is about 390 million light years from Earth.
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.
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2018

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

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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.

OTD in 1996: Pokémon was released on the Game Boy for the first time
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.
1940

Two scientists from the University of California Radiation Laboratory discovered carbon-14, a new isotope of carbon.

While the existence of carbon-14 had previously been suggested in 1934, it was only in 1940 that Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben proved it. This discovery was pretty extraordinary, as we're able to determine the age of organic materials by looking at the amount of carbon-14 in them - otherwise known as radiocarbon dating.
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.

February 27 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Confiding with Pisceans is usually a safe bet, but you might find yourself counseling them as they tend to be emotional at times.

If your birthday is in February, your birthstone is the Amethyst. The Amethyst has a beautiful violet hue which ranges from a deep violet color to a lighter lilac shade.

For people born on Feb 27, your estimated date of conception falls on June 6 in the previous year.

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as John Steinbeck? See what other famous people were born on this day.

Famous People Born On February 27

Peter Andre

Peter Andre

English Singer
Birthday: February 27, 1973
Age: 48 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

American Author
Birthday: February 27, 1902
Died On: Dec 20, 1968 (Age 66)
Born In: California, USA

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