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FEBRUARY 27

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Dominican Republic: Independence Day
(Celebration of independence from Haiti: 02/27/1844)
`The Dominican Republic `Haiti `U.S. Department of State
1836 Russell A. Alger (Ohio-born Civil War General, Governor of Michigan) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Michigan Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Business Politics State of Michigan
1886 Hugo Black (Alabama-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources U.S. Supreme Court New York Times Oyez
1916 John Connally (Governor of Texas, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury) Texas Political & Social Leaders U.S. Government Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Texas State Historical Association U.S. Treasury
1934 Ralph Nader (Connecticut-born Consumer Advocate, Independent Candidate for President of the United States) Connecticut Political & Social Leaders Consumer Economics 2000 Presidential Election Biography.com
1942 Charlayne Hunter (South Carolina-born Broadcast Journalist; First African-American to Attend the University of Georgia) South Carolina Political & Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Journalism African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1907 Justina Luckenbach (Matriarch of Luckenbach, Texas) German Political and Social Leaders Luckenbach, Texas Luckenbach, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1942 Martha McChesney Berry (Georgia-born Founder of Berry College) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Notes Berry College University of Georgia
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380 Roman Emperor Theodosius Makes Christianity the Official Law of the Land Roman Empire Religion Concordia
1557 First Russian Embassy Opens in London Russia Great Britain Chambers Book of Days
1594 Henry IV Is Crowned King of France in the Cathedral at Chartres Chartres, France Chartres, France Catholic Encyclopedia
1670 Jews Are Ordered to Leave Vienna and the Provinces of Lower and Upper Austria Judaism Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Jewish Encyclopedia
1776 Patriot Troops Defeat British Loyalists at Moores Creek, North Carolina North Carolina American Revolution Moores Creek National Battlefield History Channel
1844 Dominican Republic Gains Independence from Haiti Dominican Republic Haiti `U.S. Department of State
1845 Samuel Nelson Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court John Tyler Oyez
1860 Abraham Lincoln Delivers Address at New York's Cooper Union New York City Abraham Lincoln Historic American Documents Cooper Union Lincoln Papers
Mathew Brady Photographs Presidential Candidate, Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Union in New York Matthew Brady Abraham Lincoln Photography Library of Congress History Channel
1862 Soldiers Kill 5 Warsaw Marchers Protesting Russian Rule over Poland Poland Russia Death New York Times
President-elect Lincoln Meets with Supreme Court Justices, Mayor of D.C. and Other Dignitaries Washington, D.C. U.S. Supreme Court Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
1864 U.S.S. Roebuck Seizes Two Blockade-running Schooners on Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Battle of Rocky Face, Georgia Is Fought Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
First Union Prisoners Arrive at Andersonville Georgia American Civil War Historic Firsts History Channel
1865 President Lincoln Sends to Congress a Treaty with Modoc and Klamuth Indians of Oregon Oregon U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Historic American Doucments Modoc Indians Lincoln Papers
1881 150 Boer Volunteers Drive 400 British Troops Out of Majuba South Africa Great Britain Boer War South African History
1897 Britain Accepts U.S. Authority in Western Hemisphere Great Britain World History History Channel
1916 Austro-Hungarian Army Occupies Durazzo on Albania's Adriatic Coast Albania Austria World War I History Channel
1922 U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Women's Right to Vote Supreme Court 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting History Channel
1930 Bouvet Island, Peter 1's Island and Queen Maud's Land Are Placed Under Norwegian Sovereignty Norway Statistical Yearbook of Norway
1942 Japanese Sink the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Langley World War II Naval History History Channel
1958 USSR Conducts a 250kT Atmospheric Nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1963 Antoine Argoud, President De Gaulle's Arch Enemy, Is Charged with Assassination Attempt Charles DeGaulle Crime BBC
1964 Italian Government Seeks Ways to Prevent the Collapse of the Leaning Tower of Pisa Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa History Channel
1965 French Conduct 20-150 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Algeria Algeria France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1969 President Nixon Visits West Berlin Berlin Richard Nixon The Cold War European History U.S. Department of State
1972 President Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai Issue the "Shanghai Communiqué" China President Richard Nixon The Cold War History Channel
1973 American Indian Movement (AIM) Begins Wounded Knee Siege South Dakota Native-American Studies U.S. History History Channel
1974 U.S. Conducts 20-200kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1978 France Conducts Underground Nuclear Test on Muruora Atoll France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Austtralia
1990 Nelson Mandela Visits African National Congress (ANC) Headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia South African Political and Social Leaders Zambia Nelson Mandela South African History
1991 President Bush Declares "Kuwait is Liberated, Iraq's Army Is Defeated" Kuwait Iraq President George Bush The Gulf War New York Times
1997 Legislation Banning Most Handguns in Britain Goes Into Effect Great Britain Gun Control Lae and Legal Resources New York Times
1999 Nigeria Elects a Civilian President Nigeria Elections BBC
2002 In India, Muslims Set Fire to a Train of Hindu Pilgrims: 57 Die India Hinduism Islam Railroad Fire Safety Death BBC

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