What happened this day in history June 27

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

  • 1358
    Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
  • 1709
    Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
  • 1759
    General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
  • 1806
    British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
  • 1895
    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.
  • 1905
    Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
  • 1927
    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.
  • 1971
    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”.
  • 1982
    Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
  • 1991
    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?

  • 1462
    King Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
  • 1717
    Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1846
    Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish independence fighter (d. 1891)
  • 1949
    Vera Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1956
    Scott Cunningham, American Wicca and occult author (d. 1993)
  • 1958
    Brian Helicopter, British musician, bass guitarist (The Shapes, HellsBelles, Rogue Male)
  • 1963
    Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • 1966
    J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
  • 1979
    Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
  • 1981
    John Driscoll, American actor

Who died on June 27?

  • 1162
    Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
  • 1672
    Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1844
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
  • 1907
    Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • 1998
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 2001
    Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (b. 1944)
  • 2005
    John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2011
    Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)

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