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

October 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 27 is the 301st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

When this day started, 410,424 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 ‘trihectahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 93 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 1,406 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 27 Historical Events

  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1962
    A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • 1997
    October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.
  • 2005
    The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1920
    K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Nanette Fabray, American actress
  • 1952
    Hameed Haroon, Pakistani publisher
  • 1973
    Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher
  • 1977
    Sheeri Rappaport, American actress

Who died on October 27?

  • 1449
    Ulugh Beg, Persian ruler and astronomer (b. 1394)
  • 1561
    Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1880
    Thrasyvoulos Zaimis, Greek politician, twice Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1822)
  • 1996
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)

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