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

Events in History

Events 101 - 162 of 162

  • 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 Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
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 Muruora Island
  • 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 Muruora Island
  • 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

  • 1991 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • 1991 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • 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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