On This Day

Historical Events on February 27 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2013 Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

  • 2014 Republic of Crimea announces a referendum and 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

Historic Event

2018 Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump, has his top-secret security clearance at the White House downgraded

Music History

2018 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Sports History

2018 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Serena Williams; Team: Mercedes F1 team

Film Premier

2019 "Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Historic Event

2019 Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat"

  • 2019 Train crashes into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killing 25 and injuring dozens in Egypt

Summit of Interest

2019 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • 2019 Smallest baby boy ever born to be later successfully released, goes home, after original birth weight of 268g (9.45oz) from Tokyo hospital
  • 2019 First gun control legislation for 25 years passed by US House of Representatives, with new federal background checks
  • 2019 Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia

Film & TV History

2019 Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles

  • 2019 Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region
  • 2020 Biggest cosmic explosion ever detected from a supermassive black hole in Ophiuchus galaxy 390 million lights years away, (size of 15 Miky Ways), published in "Astrophysical Journal"

COVID-19

2020 Dow Jones Index suffers its biggest points fall in history closing down 1,190.95 in New York amid concerns about COVID-19

  • 2021 US authorizes its third COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, a one-shot vaccine