Historical Events for 27th February 2023

1626 – Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci
1670 – Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1813 – US Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1864 – 6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
1943 – The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
1960 – US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
1966 – 8th Daytona 500: Polesitter Richard Petty comes from 2 laps down to win the event after 198 laps were completed because of rain
1970 – NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
1980 – Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
2012 – Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor

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