Today in History – 27 February

today in history 27 feb

1803

Great fire in Bombay.

1844

Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

1854

Lord Dalhousie captured Jhansi under the East India Company.

Also Read: How East India Company Established British Empire in India? Explained.

1931

Chandrashekhar Azad of Hindustan Republican Army shot himself to avoid British police arrest at Alfred Park, Allahabad.

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1933

German Reichstag building in Berlin was destroyed by fire.

1951

The 22nd Amendment to the United State’s Constitution was ratified, limiting the US President to two terms.

1956

G. V. Mavlankar, first speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away.

1987

UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar recieved the Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding.

1991

Kuwait was liberated in the Gulf War.

Also Read: Important Wars and Battles

1993

Rupee made fully convertible in Manmohan Singh’s third successive budget.

1996

In the Jain hawala case, non bailable warrants of arrest issued against 10 politicians including BJP leader L.K. Advani, former Dy. PM Devi Lal and former Union Ministers.

1996

Manmohan Singh presents the vote-on-account as part of the interim budget in Lok Sabha for 1996-97 with a Rs. 5000 crore deficit.

1999

Union Budget presented. Fiscal deficit cut to 4.4 per cent.

2012

Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as president of Yemen after months of protests.

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