What Happened on February 27th

Historical Events

  • 1900 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
  • 1957 Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
  • 1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
  • 1991 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • 2012 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
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Did You Know?

1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans

On February 27, 1827

Famous Weddings

  • 1951 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York
  • 2004 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • 2010 "Supernatural" actress Genevieve Cortese (29) weds co-star actor Jared Padaelcki (27) in Sun Valley, Idaho
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