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: February 27 (Western Christianity, 2017); Shrove Monday in Bhutan and Tibet (2017); Losar in Mongolia (2017)
907 – , a Abaoji Khitan chieftain, was enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
1812 – Manuel Belgrano (pictured) raised the flag of Argentina, which he designed, in the city of Rosario, during the Argentine War of Independence.
1940 – American biochemists Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discovered , which today is used extensively as the basis of the carbon-14 radiocarbon dating method to date archaeological and geological samples.
1982 – The , known for its performances of D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas, gave its last performance.
2002 – A , India, killed at least 1,000 people (mostly Muslims), possibly having been triggered by violent riot in Gujarat that killed 58 Hindu pilgrims. a train fire
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