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 300th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 14, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,509,062,400 seconds 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 ‘trihectagon’ 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 115 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 1,771 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 27 Historical Events

  • 312
    Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1795
    The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1870
    Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1936
    Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
  • 1962
    Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 2004
    Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1156
    Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
  • 1401
    Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)
  • 1865
    Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1908
    Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Debra Bowen, American politician
  • 1971
    Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • 1972
    Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
  • 1975
    Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby union player and coach
  • 1987
    Victor Genev, Bulgarian footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1430
    Grand Duke Vytautas the Great of Lithuania (b. 1350)
  • 1605
    Emperor Jellaladin Mahommed Akbar of Mughal (b. 1542)
  • 1670
    Vavasor Powell, Welsh religious figure (b. 1617)
  • 1942
    Helmuth Hubener, German anti-Nazi activist (b. 1925)
  • 1962
    Rudolf Anderson, American pilot and officer (b. 1927)
  • 1968
    Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
  • 1980
    Steve Peregrin Took, British singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2003
    Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1949)
  • 2006
    Marlin McKeever, American football player (b. 1940)
  • 2010
    Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician (b. 1950)

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