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Today in History February 27
Today in History February 27

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history.

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425   Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.
1531   German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700   The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814   Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827   The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
1864   The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
1865   Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
1905   The Japanese push Russians back in Manchuria and cross the Sha River.
1908   The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma's admission to statehood.
1920   The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
1925   Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.
1933   The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin gives the Nazis the opportunity to suspend personal liberty with increased power.
1939   The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
1942   British Commandos raid a German radar station at Bruneval on the French coast.
1953   F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.
1962   South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem is unharmed as two planes bomb the presidential palace in Saigon.
1963   The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.
1969   Thousands of students protest President Richard Nixon's arrival in Rome.
1973   U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can't bar residents because of color.
1988   Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
1991   Coalition forces liberate Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army.


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