On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1881

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
  • Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)

Famous Deaths

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