This Day in History on 27th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 27th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Doctors’ Day in Vietnam.
  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Marathi Language Day in Maharashtra, India.
  • World NGO Day.
  • Independence Day of Dominican Republic.

Important Events

1844: The Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

1900: The Labor Party formed in Britain.

1931: Revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad shot himself to avoid arrest in an encounter with the British police in Allahabad.

1951: The 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was passed, bringing the maximum term of a person’s presidency to eight years.

2002: Godhra train burning – A Muslim mob burnt alive 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya in a train carriage at Godhra, Gujarat.

2010: India secured the first position in the Eighth Commonwealth Shooting Competition by winning a total of 74 medals includes 35 gold, 25 silver, and 14 bronze.

Birthday / Anniversary

1807: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet, and educator.

1899: Charles Best, American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.

1912: Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar, popularly known by his pen name, Kusumāgraj, an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer.

1925: Shyama Charan Shukla, Indian politician and the Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh.

1934: Manoj Das, an Indian author who writes in Odia and English.

1943: B. S. Yediyurappa, an Indian politician and the 19th and current Chief Minister of Karnataka.

1952: Prakash Jha, an Indian film producer, actor, director, and screenwriter.

1986: Sandeep Singh, an Indian professional field hockey.

Death / Death Anniversary

1931: Chandra Shekhar Azad, an Indian revolutionary.

1936: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, a Russian physiologist.

1956: Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, first Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India.

1997: Shyamalal Babu Rai, an Indian Hindi film lyricist.

2010: Nanaji Deshmukh, a social reformer and politician from India.

Futher Reading

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