Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 27

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This is a list of selected February 27 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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: Independence Day in the Dominican Republic (1844) refimprove section
907Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, was enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China. unreferenced section
1594Henry IV of France was crowned at the Chartres Cathedral near Paris, beginning the Bourbon dynasty. refimprove sections
1617Rise of Sweden as a great power: Sweden signed the Treaty of Stolbovo to end the Ingrian War with Russia, making large territorial gains. Needs more references, short
1801 – Under the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C., a new planned city and capital of the United States, was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. unreferenced section
1812Manuel Belgrano raised the flag of Argentina, which he designed, in the city of Rosario, during the Argentine War of Independence. unreferenced section
1900 – The Trades Union Congress held a conference in London to bring together all left-wing organisations and form them into a single body that would sponsor Parliamentary candidates—the Labour Party. refimprove section
1963Juan Bosch became the first democratically elected President of the Dominican Republic since the assassination of dictator Rafael Trujillo two years earlier. refimprove
1973 – Approximately 200 followers of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, for five weeks. refimprove section
1976 – The rebel movement Polisario Front proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in Western Sahara. unreferenced section, external links
2004 – The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, was released. unreferenced section



February 27

The Reichstag on fire
The Reichstag on fire

William Alabaster (b. 1567) · Alice Hamilton (b. 1869) · Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (d. 1956)

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