What happened this day in history April 27, 2002

What are the important events that happened on April 27, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 27, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 27, 2002 is the 117th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 14, 2002 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 16,997,760 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 ‘hectadecaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $266.45. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 27, 2002 Historical Events

  • 2002
    The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.

Who died on April 27, 2002?

  • 2002
    Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • 2002
    Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (b. 1916)

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