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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

  • 1743
    War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
  • 1941
    Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
  • 1954
    The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
  • 1976
    Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
  • 2007
    The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1914
    Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1931
    Charles Bronfman, Canadian industrialist
  • 1952
    Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 1967
    Sylvie Fréchette, French-Canadian synchronized swimmer
  • 1990
    Aselin Debison, Canadian singer

Who died on June 27?

  • 1831
    Sophie Germain, French mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1996
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    Molly Bish, American Abductee (b. 1983)
  • 2005
    Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2005
    Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)

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