Today in History, English
Today in History, English

22501February 27Holiday and observanceInternational Polar Bear Day (international)
22502February 27Holiday and observanceNational Day, celebrates the first independence of Dominican Republic from Haiti in 1844.
22503February 27Holiday and observanceSpecial Task Force Day or "Polite People Day" (Russia)
22504February 27Holiday and observanceThe second day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)
22505February 28Event202 BC – coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty's rule over China.
22506February 28Event628 – Khosrau II is executed by Mihr Hormozd under the orders of Kavadh II.
22507February 28Event870 – The Fourth Council of Constantinople closes.
22508February 28Event1246 – The Siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.
22509February 28Event1525 – The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.
22510February 28Event1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
22511February 28Event1700 – Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
22512February 28Event1710 – In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.
22513February 28Event1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.
22514February 28Event1811 – Cry of Asencio, beginning of the Uruguayan War of Independence
22515February 28Event1827 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
22516February 28Event1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
22517February 28Event1844 – A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.
22518February 28Event1847 – The Battle of the Sacramento River during the Mexican–American War is a decisive victory for the United States leading to the capture of Chihuahua.
22519February 28Event1849 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, four months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
22520February 28Event1867 – Seventy years of Holy See–United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.
22521February 28Event1870 – The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.
22522February 28Event1874 – One of the longest cases ever heard in an English court ends when the defendant is convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
22523February 28Event1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston
22524February 28Event1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
22525February 28Event1893 – The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
22526February 28Event1897 – Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.
22527February 28Event1900 – The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.
22528February 28Event1914 – The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.
22529February 28Event1922 – The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
22530February 28Event1925 – The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.

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