On This Day in History for February 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 163 of 163

  • 1973 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
  • 1974 "People" magazine begins sales
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1975 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
  • 1975 US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
  • 1978 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1980 Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1980 Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
  • 1981 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
  • 1982 Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
  • 1982 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1982 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
  • 1983 Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland set indoor mile record of 3:49.78

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1984 Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1984 WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. changes call letters to WWRC
  • 1984 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
  • 1985 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
  • 1985 Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
  • 1985 US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
  • 1986 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • 1987 "Washington Week In Review" 20th anniversary on PBS
  • 1987 Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
  • 1988 Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
  • 1989 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989 Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo.
  • 1990 Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
  • 1990 No-one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

1990 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy

  • 1990 "Hold On" single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • 1991 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • 1991 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
  • 1993 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • 1994 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
  • 1995 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • 1996 Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
  • 1998 Apple discontinues development of the Newton computer
  • 1998 FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
  • 1998 NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
  • 1998 Britain's House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
  • 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983
  • 1999 Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.
  • 2002 Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya
  • 2002 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
  • 2003 Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison
  • 2003 Rowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 2004 Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
  • 2004 A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
  • 2007 The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.

  • 2007 The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
  • 2009 Statistics Finland informs that Finland's gross domestic product diminished by 1.3% in the last quarter of 2008 from the previous quarter
  • 2010 Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
  • 2012 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
  • 2013 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
  • 2013 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2014 Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government
  • 2014 Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine
  • 2014 Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm
  • 2014 US Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoes a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to turn away gay customers
  • 2015 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow

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