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Births on this Day
  • 1792-02-27 - Don Joaquin B F Espartero: Spanish adventurer / Field Marshal
  • 1802-02-27 - William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck: Lord George Bentinck
  • 1811-02-27 - [Catherine] Mildred Lee: Daughter of US General Robert E Lee
  • 1822-02-27 - Eugene Gautier: Composer
  • 1823-02-27 - Ferdinand Van Derveer: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
  • 1823-02-27 - William Buel Franklin: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
  • 1827-02-27 - Richard W Johnson: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1852-02-27 - Joseph Drechsler: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1862-02-27 - Gabriele dell' Addolorata: Patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • 1881-02-27 - George Colley: British Governor of Natal / General, dies in battle at 46
  • 1887-02-27 - Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin: Russian composer, dies at 53
  • 1913-02-27 - Adam Sedgwick: English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 1982-02-27 - Malika A Sabirova: Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • 1939-02-27 - Nadezjda K Krupskaya: Russian revolutionary / Wife of Lenin, dies at 70
 

Events on this Day
  • 1700-02-27 - Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
  • 1713-02-27 - French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao
  • 1801-02-27 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • 1803-02-27 - Great fire in Bombay, India
  • 1813-02-27 - 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
  • 1813-02-27 - Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
  • 1814-02-27 - Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
 

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