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

August 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 27 is the 240th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

When this day started, 24,537,600 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 ‘dihectatetracontagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 154 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 1,345 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 27 Historical Events

  • 1232
    The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
  • 1793
    French counter-revolution: the port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
  • 1922
    The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks.
  • 1969
    Israeli commando force penetrates deep into Egyptian territory to stage a mortar attack on regional Egyptian Army headquarters in the Nile Valley of Upper Egypt.
  • 1971
    An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1845
    Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (d. 1914)
  • 1931
    Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Harry Reems, American actor
  • 1970
    Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
  • 1974
    Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer

Who died on August 27?

  • 1312
    Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)
  • 1635
    Félix Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)
  • 1997
    Sotiria Bellou, Greek singer (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)

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