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  • Ladysmith, South Africa
    Tuesday Feb 27, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Siege lasting

    Ladysmith, South Africa
    Tuesday Feb 27, 1900

    After a siege lasting 118 days, the Relief of Ladysmith was effected, the day after Cronjé surrendered, but at a total cost of 7,000 British casualties. Buller's troops marched into Ladysmith on 28 February.




  • Germany
    Friday Feb 27, 1925

    Adolf Hitler

    Barred from public speaking

    Germany
    Friday Feb 27, 1925

    However, after an inflammatory speech he gave on 27 February, Hitler was barred from public speaking by the Bavarian authorities, a ban that remained in place until 1927.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Reichstag building was set on fire

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    On 27 February 1933, the Reichstag building was set on fire.




  • Spain
    Sunday Feb 27, 1938

    Spanish Civil War

    United Kingdom and France recognized the Franco regime

    Spain
    Sunday Feb 27, 1938

    On 27 February, the United Kingdom and France recognized the Franco regime.




  • Spain
    Monday Feb 27, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    United kingdom and France officially recognized the Franco regime

    Spain
    Monday Feb 27, 1939

    By early 1939 only Madrid and a few other areas remained under control of the government forces. On 27 February Chamberlain's Britain and Daladier's France officially recognized the Franco regime.




  • Java Sea
    Friday Feb 27, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of the Java Sea

    Java Sea
    Friday Feb 27, 1942

    Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27 February 1942, in the battle of the Java Sea.




  • England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Holding Initial Committal Proceedings for the trial

    England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Initial committal proceedings for the trial were held on 27 February during which Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence", i.e., did not argue or provide evidence against the allegations.


  • Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Commander in the Cuban Revolution

    Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    On 27 February 1958 Raúl was made comandante and assigned the mission to cross the old province of Oriente leading a column of guerrillas to open, to the northeast of that territory, the "Frank País Eastern Front". As a result of Raúl's "Eastern Front" operations, he was not involved in the pivotal Operation Verano (which came close to destroying the main body of fighters but ended up a spectacular victory for Fidel), but Raúl's forces remained active and grew over time.


  • Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 1964

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Government efforts towards The Tower

    Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 1964

    Numerous efforts have been made to restore the tower to a vertical orientation or at least keep it from falling over. Most of these efforts failed; some worsened the tilt. On 27 February 1964, the government of Italy requested aid in preventing the tower from toppling. It was, however, considered important to retain the current tilt, due to the role that this element played in promoting the tourism industry of Pisa.


  • Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Sunday Feb 27, 1983

    Iran–Iraq War

    capturing Majnoon Island

    Majnoon Island, Iraq
    Sunday Feb 27, 1983

    By 27 February, they had captured the island, but suffered catastrophic helicopter losses to IRAF. On that day, a massive array of Iranian helicopters transporting Pasdaran troops were intercepted by Iraqi combat aircraft (MiGs, Mirages and Sukhois).


  • Kuwait
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1991

    Gulf War

    Saddam ordered a retreat from Kuwait

    Kuwait
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1991

    On 27 February, Saddam ordered a retreat from Kuwait, and President Bush declared it liberated. However, an Iraqi unit at Kuwait International Airport appeared not to have received the message and fiercely resisted. US Marines had to fight for hours before securing the airport, after which Kuwait was declared secure.


  • South America-North America-Europe
    Tuesday Feb 27, 1996

    Shakira

    Shakira's First International Tour

    South America-North America-Europe
    Tuesday Feb 27, 1996

    In February 27, 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour, named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos. The tour consisted of 20 shows and ended in 1997.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez Set Into Motion a Social welfare Program Called Plan Bolívar 2000

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Beginning 27 February 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Caracazo massacre, Chávez set into motion a social welfare program called Plan Bolívar 2000. He said he had allotted $20.8 million for the plan, though some say that the program cost $113 million. The plan involved 70,000 soldiers, sailors and members of the air force repairing roads and hospitals, removing stagnant water that offered breeding areas for disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering free medical care and vaccinations, and selling food at low prices.


  • Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Bolivarian Revolution

    The First of The Bolivarian Missions

    Venezuela
    Saturday Feb 27, 1999

    Plan Bolívar 2000 was the first of the Bolivarian Missions enacted under of administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. According to the United States Department of State, Chávez wanted to "send the message that the military was not a force of popular repression, but rather a force for development and security". The United States State Department also commented that this happened "only 23 days after his inauguration" and that he wanted to show his closest supporters "that he had not forgotten them". The plan involved around 40,000 Venezuelan soldiers engaged in door-to-door anti-poverty activities, including mass vaccinations, food distribution in slum areas and education.Several scandals affected the program as allegations of corruption were formulated against Generals involved in the plan, arguing that significant amounts of money had been diverted.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

    Microsoft

    EU Imposed Fine

    Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

    The European Union imposed another fine of €899 million ($1.4 billion) for Microsoft's lack of compliance with the March 2004 judgment on February 27, 2008, saying that the company charged rivals unreasonable prices for key information about its workgroup and backoffice servers. Microsoft stated that it was in compliance and that "these fines are about the past issues that have been resolved".


  • Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Feb 27, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds

    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Feb 27, 2009

    On February 27, 2009, O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 49th career 40-point game, beating the Toronto Raptors 133–113.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    Michael Jordan

    Bought the team

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    On February 27, the Bobcats announced that Johnson (Bobcats largest shareholder) had reached an agreement with Jordan and his group, MJ Basketball Holdings, to buy the team pending NBA approval.


  • Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy Ministry of Health announced new guidelines

    Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    The Ministry of Health announced new guidelines for reporting cases on 27 February in response to the previous blanket testing that caused case numbers to surge and inflamed public panic. It would no longer report asymptomatic cases (swabs taken from patients which tested positive but were not showing symptoms) which counted as 40 to 50% of all reported cases at the time. These people would undergo isolation at home and would be followed up with new tests until they were negative.


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