What are the important events that happened on March 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 27: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 27 is the 86th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,616,803,200 seconds 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 ‘octacontahexagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 311 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 3,018 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 27 Historical Events
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
Who were born on March 27?
Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1973)
Michael York, English actor
Talisa Soto, American actress
Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model
Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
Iman Crosson, American actor, impressionist, and dancer
Who died on March 27?
Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
William Hunter, Protestant martyr
King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer (b. 1717)
Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch Aviator (b. 1927)
Renato Salvatori, Italian actor (b. 1934)
Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
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