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February 27, 1933 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet

Famous PhotoReichstag Fire

The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; possibly set by the Nazis, who blame and execute Martin van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist

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The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
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Birthdays in History

  • Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • Malcolm Wallop, American politician (Sen-R-WY, 1977–1995), born in New York City (d. 2011)