27th February

The events happened on 27th February are :

1991 : U.S. victory declared in First Persian Gulf War : On this day in 1991, U.S. President George Bush ordered a cease-fire effective at midnight and declared victory in the First Persian Gulf War, a conflict triggered by Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait in August 1990.

1973 : Two hundred members of the American Indian Movement forcefully took the reservation hamlet of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

1967 : Saint Kitts and Nevis (with Anguilla) became an independent state associated with the United Kingdom.

1933 : In Berlin the Reichstag (parliament) building caught fire, a key event in the establishment of Nazi dictatorship.

1884 : Paul Kruger, president of the South African Republic, signed a treaty in London that disavowed British authority over the Transvaal.

1807 : American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Massachusetts (now in Maine).

1776 : At the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, North Carolinian revolutionaries defeated loyalists during the American Revolution.

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