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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 14, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,026,560 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 212 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 2,379 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 27 Historical Events
Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the “Tanaka Memorial” is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll”.
Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
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?
King Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish independence fighter (d. 1891)
Vera Wang, American fashion designer
Scott Cunningham, American Wicca and occult author (d. 1993)
Brian Helicopter, British musician, bass guitarist (The Shapes, HellsBelles, Rogue Male)
Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Who died on June 27?
Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (b. 1944)
John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
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