On This Day in History for February 27

Events in History

  • 837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1526 Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
  • 1531 Evangelical German towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1557 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • 1594 Henry IV crowned King of France
  • 1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
  • 1665 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-admiral De Ruyter beats English
  • 1667 Abraham Crijnssen conquers Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
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Weddings in History

  • 1951 American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York
  • 2016 "The Voice" winner RaeLynn Woodward weds Josh Davis in Nashville

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