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February 27: This Day That Year

February 27

- 1594 - Henry IV crowned King of France.

- 1844 - Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

- 1892 - Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now died (age 70).

- 1950 - China: General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China.

- 1951 - US: 22nd amendment ratified, limiting Presidents to 2 terms.

- 1969 - Syria: General Hafez al-Assad became head of Syria due to a military coup

- 1995 - Iraq: Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (50+ people killed).

- 2004 - Philippines: Bombing on a SuperFerry 14 by Abu Sayyaf killed 116 people.

- 2012 - Wikileaks began disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor.

- 2019 - Egypt: Train crashed into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killed 25 people.

- 2019 - Japan: The smallest baby boy ever born (original birth weight of 268g/9.45oz) goes home from Tokyo hospital.

- 2019 - Pakistan shot down an Indian fighter jet and captured the pilot (later released).

- 2020 - Dow Jones Index observed its biggest points fall in history closing down 1,190.95 in New York.

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