Today in History, English
Today in History, English

22081February 27Event1560 – The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
22082February 27Event1594 – Henry IV is crowned King of France.
22083February 27Event1617 – Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
22084February 27Event1626 – Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
22085February 27Event1700 – The island of New Britain is discovered.
22086February 27Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
22087February 27Event1782 – American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
22088February 27Event1801 – Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
22089February 27Event1809 – Action of 27 February 1809: Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine
22090February 27Event1812 – Argentine War of Independence: Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
22091February 27Event1812 – Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
22092February 27Event1829 – Battle of Tarqui is fought.
22093February 27Event1844 – The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
22094February 27Event1860 – Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
22095February 27Event1861 – Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
22096February 27Event1864 – American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
22097February 27Event1870 – The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
22098February 27Event1881 – First Boer War: The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.
22099February 27Event1898 – King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.
22100February 27Event1900 – Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.
22101February 27Event1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
22102February 27Event1900 – Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded.
22103February 27Event1902 – Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria for war crimes.
22104February 27Event1921 – The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
22105February 27Event1922 – A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
22106February 27Event1933 – Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political r
22107February 27Event1939 – United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.
22108February 27Event1940 – Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
22109February 27Event1942 – World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.
22110February 27Event1943 – The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.

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