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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, 24,842,880 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 ‘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

  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
  • 1309
    Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
  • 1794
    Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1730
    Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
  • 1857
    Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
  • 1942
    Michael York, English actor
  • 1950
    Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
  • 1966
    Haruto Umezawa, Japanese manga artist

Who died on March 27?

  • 1977
    Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 1991
    Aldo Ray, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1993
    Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect (b. 1900)
  • 2006
    Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    George Pruteanu, Romanian literary critic and politician (b. 1947)

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