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What are the important events that happened on March 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 27 is the 86th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 414,048 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontahexagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 329 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,557 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 27 Historical Events

  • 1809
    Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
  • 1851
    First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
  • 1890
    A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
  • 1986
    A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1627
    Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
  • 1847
    Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1913
    Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1957
    Nick Hawkins, British politician
  • 1970
    Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician

Who died on March 27?

  • 1875
    Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • 1897
    Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)
  • 1989
    May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 2000
    Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
  • 2002
    Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)

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