February 27

This Day in History

1964

Pisa Tower needs help

On February 27, 1964, the Italian government announces that it is accepting suggestions on how to save the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapse. It had been shifting since the first three … (more...)

1942

Sun’s Radio Emissions Discovered

Pioneering British physicist and radio astronomer James Stanley Hey discovered radio emissions coming from the Sun, almost by accident, in the course of his work for the United Kingdom’s Army … (more...)

1803

Great Fire of Bombay

On this day in 1803, a fire raged through Mumbai, India, destroying almost a third of the city’s houses. Densely populated Mumbai, then in possession of the British and known as Bombay, was … (more...)