What happened this day in history July 27

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

  • 1054
    Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
  • 1202
    Battle of Basian.
  • 1663
    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.
  • 1866
    The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
  • 1917
    The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 1928
    Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
  • 1949
    Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • 1990
    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.
  • 2002
    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?

  • 1812
    Thomas Clingman, American Confederate general (d. 1897)
  • 1848
    Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1911
    Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
  • 1968
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress
  • 1975
    Fred Mascherino, American guitarist (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1983
    Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
  • 1983
    Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
  • 1986
    Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • 1988
    Adam Biddle, Australian footballer

Who died on July 27?

  • 1101
    Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)
  • 1841
    Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer, poet and painter (b. 1814)
  • 1958
    Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)
  • 1965
    Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1971
    Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
  • 1992
    Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • 1993
    Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
  • 1999
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)

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