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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, 1,490,572,800 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 ‘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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1990
    The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1994
    The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1809
    Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
  • 1901
    Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
  • 1923
    Endo Shusaku, Japanese author (d. 1996)
  • 1971
    David Coulthard, Scottish Formula One driver
  • 1982
    Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty pageant contestant

Who died on March 27?

  • 1482
    Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I (b. 1457)
  • 1918
    Henry Adams, American historian (b. 1838)
  • 1968
    Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 2008
    Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport’s FIA (b. 1921)

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