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

September 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 27 is the 271st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 14, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,582,240 minutes 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 ‘dihectaheptacontahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 123 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 1,376 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 27 Historical Events

  • 1066
    William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1605
    The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1669
    The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year long Siege of Candia.
  • 1949
    The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.

Who were born on September 27?

  • 1913
    Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1939
    Ioannis Banias, Greek politician
  • 1946
    Nicos Anastasiades, Greek-Cypriot politician, leader of Democratic Rally
  • 1976
    Matt Harding, American video game developer

Who died on September 27?

  • 1965
    Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1986
    Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962)
  • 1997
    Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    William Safire, American Columnist (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)

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