February 27 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/whitney-simmons" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c61b5f3c-8b09-4185-ed68-f0957a0f6900/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Whitney Simmons" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/whitney-simmons" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Whitney Simmons</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/elizabeth-taylor" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/afc6d61f-29c8-4528-1cf8-bc4402f67e00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Elizabeth Taylor" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/elizabeth-taylor" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Elizabeth Taylor</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/steven-fernandez" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/470e2a8b-6836-4421-e074-8198480d8a00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Steven Fernandez" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Skateboarder</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/steven-fernandez" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Steven Fernandez</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/john-steinbeck" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/f2d11aa7-10e8-473a-9a64-6d492d250a00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="John Steinbeck" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Novelist</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/john-steinbeck" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">John Steinbeck</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jwoww" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/daa52469-80c6-44dc-f79d-b1e5852c6e00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="JWoww" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Reality Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/jwoww" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">JWoww</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>380</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Edict of Thessalonica Issued</div><div class='timeline-text'>Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors declared their desired universal conversion to Nicene Christianity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>425</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>University of Constantinople Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Emperor Theodosius II started the University of Constantinople, inspired by his wife, Aelia Eudocia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1594</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Henry IV Crowned King</div><div class='timeline-text'>Henry IV was declared King of France in a coronation ceremony.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1801</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Washington DC Under US Congress</div><div class='timeline-text'>Washington, D.C. was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress in accordance with the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1812</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Flag of Argentina Raised</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the Argentinian War of Independence, Manuel Belgrano raised the Flag of Argentina for the first time in Rosario.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1844</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Dominican Republic Gains Independence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Dominican Republic was declared independent from Haiti.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech</div><div class='timeline-text'>Future President Abraham Lincoln delivered a defining speech at Cooper Union, New York City, supporting himself significantly in his presidential race.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Spanish Trade Union</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation commenced.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Escaped Jemaah Islamiyah Terrorist</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mas Selamat Kastari, member of Jemaah Islamiyah, managed to escape from a detention center in Singapore.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chile Earthquake</div><div class='timeline-text'>An 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Chile, followed by a tsunami that reached Hawaii.</div></div></div>

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