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What Happened On This Day In History?
Thursday, February 27th 2020
Today is the 58th day of 2020. There are 307 days left in this year.
The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.
In Warsaw, Russian troops fired on a crowd protesting Russian rule over Poland. Five marchers were killed.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the right of women to vote.
Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag, caught fire. The Nazis, blaming the Communists, used the fire as a pretext for suspending civil liberties.
The Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
The U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 3-2 at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.
President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon's historic visit to China.
Wayne B. Williams was found guilty of murdering two of the 28 young blacks whose bodies were found in the Atlanta area over a 22-month period.
The U.S. Senate approved telecasts of its debates on a trial basis.
President Bush declared that "Kuwait is liberated, Iraq's army is defeated," and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight.
Divorce became legal in Ireland.
With the approval of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's House of Lords agreed to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son.
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine.