What are the important events that happened on June 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 27: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 27 is the 178th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 14, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,079,200 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 ‘hectaheptacontaoctagon’ day.
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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 219 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 3,110 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 27 Historical Events
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
Who were born on June 27?
Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress
Lisa Germano, American singer, songwriter and musician
Chuck Person, American basketball player
Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
Andrew Embley, Australian rules footballer
Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
Taylor Phinney, American cyclist
Who died on June 27?
Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
Domenico Vantini, Italian painter
John Berryman, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1825)
Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (b. 1953)
Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
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