(Saturday, February 27, 1932) — The Japanese invasion of Manchuria ended today when Chinese General Chao Ting offered to cease hostilities, although combat by guerilla and irregular forces continued as Japan spent many years in their campaign to pacify Manchukuo.
Video: 'Breaker Morant' film (part 12)
(Thursday, February 27, 1902, shortly before 6:00 a.m. local time) — Australian soldiers Harry “Breaker” Morant and Peter Handcock were shot this morning by a British firing squad in South Africa for the murder of 12 prisoners of war during the dying days of the Boer War. Questions have since been raised as to whether they received a fair trial.
Video: Shenandoah Valley Campaign begins (at 8:06)
(Thursday, February 27, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s famous spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, began today.
In six small engagements (through June 9), at Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, and Port Republic, Jackson tied down large Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley that otherwise would have been used—probably decisively, in a Union offensive against the Confederate capital at Richmond.
Video: 'Double Double Date' (part 1)
(Wednesday, February 26, 1992, 8:30 p.m. ET) — Kevin wants to date Inga and he uses Winnie to help him get a date on tonight’s episode of the TV comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. Continue reading ‘Double Double Date’ episode airs on ‘The Wonder Years’ 20 years ago this hour (1992)
(Saturday, February 26, 1992) — Standing in a driving snowfall at the doorsteps of the Manchester Union Leader, Senator Edmund S. Muskie, the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972, appeared to break down today while attacking the paper’s publisher as a “gutless coward” for publishing the so-called Canuck letter (part of the Nixon dirty tricks campaign) and an article critical of his wife.
(Saturday, February 26, 1972) — Hurting Each Other by the Carpenters peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 26, 1972) — Precious and Few by Climax peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 12, 1972) — Joy by Apollo 100 peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, February 26, 1972) — My World by the Bee Gees peaked at #16 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.