February 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 425 - The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- 1801 - Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- 1922 - A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
- 1951 - The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
- 1964 - The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
- Famous Birthdays: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American poet), George Rodocanachi (English-Greek physician), John Steinbeck (American author, Nobel Prize laureate), David H. Hubel (Canadian neurophysiologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Robert H. Grubbs (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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