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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

  • 1625
    Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
  • 1884
    A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
  • 1980
    The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • 2000
    A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1886
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect (d. 1969)
  • 1959
    Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
  • 1962
    John O'Farrell, British author and satirist
  • 1974
    Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1990
    Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1864
    Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1873
    Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1927
    Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • 1989
    May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1991
    Ralph Bates, British actor (b. 1940)

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