What are the important events that happened on July 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
July 27: Facts & Myths About This Day
July 27 is the 209th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 14, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,596,800 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 ‘dihectaenneagon’ day.
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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 200 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 2,775 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 27 Historical Events
Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
Battle of Basian.
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
Who were born on July 27?
Thomas Clingman, American Confederate general (d. 1897)
Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress
Fred Mascherino, American guitarist (Taking Back Sunday)
Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
Adam Biddle, Australian footballer
Who died on July 27?
Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)
Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer, poet and painter (b. 1814)
Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)
Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
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