February 27 in History
1693February 27, 1693:
“Ladies' Mercury”, arguably the world’s first women’s magazine is published for the first time.
1814February 27, 1814:
“Symphony No. 8” by composer Ludwig van Beethoven is performed for the first time in Vienna.
1844February 27, 1844:
The Dominican Republic declares its independence from Haiti as a sovereign state.
1933February 27, 1933:
The German parliament building, known as the Reichstag, catches fire.
1951February 27, 1951:
The two-term limit on a US President time in office is effected through the ratification of the twenty-second amendment to the constitution.
1980February 27, 1980:
Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” receives the only “Best Disco Recording” award to be given in the history of the Grammy Awards.
1991February 27, 1991:
A ceasefire is ordered by George H.W. Bush, who also declares victory in the Persian Gulf War.
- February 27, 1991:
Singer James Brown is released from prison on parole following his incarceration in late 1988 for refusing to stop for the police.
2010February 27, 2010:
An 8.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Chile followed by a tsunami.
2018February 27, 2018:
Serena Williams wins the “Sportswoman” award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.