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

June 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 27 is the 179th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

When this day started, 24,449,760 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 ‘hectaheptacontaenneagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 215 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 1,284 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 27 Historical Events

  • 1358
    Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
  • 1895
    The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 1899
    A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
  • 1989
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
  • 2007
    The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1869
    Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • 1913
    Elton Britt, American country singer (d. 1972)
  • 1949
    Vera Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1962
    Michael Ball, British singer
  • 1976
    Leigh Nash, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)

Who died on June 27?

  • 1827
    Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1954
    Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  • 1987
    Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2000
    Pierre Pflimlin, French Politician (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (b. 1944)

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