What Happened on February 27, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
  • 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78