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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, 414,048 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 ‘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

  • 1329
    Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
  • 1890
    A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 1915
    Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1696
    Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • 1922
    Dick King-Smith English author (d. 2011)
  • 1970
    Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
  • 1984
    Ben Franks, New Zealander rugby player
  • 1984
    Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer

Who died on March 27?

  • 973
    Herman, Duke of Saxony
  • 1770
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist (b. 1696)
  • 1849
    Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (b. 1776)
  • 1864
    Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1934
    Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)

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