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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 178th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

When this day started, 416,256 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 ‘hectaheptacontaoctagon’ 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 237 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 1,649 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 27 Historical Events

  • 1497
    Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
  • 1927
    Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the “Tanaka Memorial” is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
  • 1954
    The world’s first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
  • 1974
    U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
  • 1981
    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China”, laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1040
    King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
  • 1880
    Helen Keller, American deaf and blind activist (d. 1968)
  • 1958
    Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • 1970
    John Eales, Australian Rugby Player
  • 1996
    Tanay Chheda, Indian actor

Who died on June 27?

  • 1825
    Domenico Vantini, Italian painter
  • 1962
    Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1970
    Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1987
    Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)

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