What Happened on February 27, 1881

Historical Events

  • Battle at Amajuba: South African Boers vs British army under General Colley

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertus Brouwers, Dutch mathematician and philosopher (founder of modern topology), born in Overschie, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish-Icelandic politician (1st president of Iceland 1944-52 and poet (Figur ild), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1952)
Born in 1881

Famous Deaths

  • George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
1881 Highlights

About February 27, 1881

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces