On This Day — February 27th
February 27th is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 307 days remaining until the end of the year (308 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
1560 – The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
1812 – Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
1943 – In Berlin, the Gestapo arrest 1,800 Jewish men with German wives, leading to the Rosenstrasse protest.
1991 – Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.
Actress Kate Mara turns 35
Singer-Songwriter Josh Groban turns 37
TV Personality JWoww turns 32
Actress Joanne Woodward turns 88
Actor Timothy Spall turns 61