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 87th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,585,267,200 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 ‘octacontaheptagon’ 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 322 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 2,653 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 27 Historical Events
Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
Who were born on March 27?
Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)
Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
Richard Séguin, Quebec singer and songwriter
Dave Koz, American saxophonist
Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
Who died on March 27?
Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I (b. 1457)
Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. c. 1523)
Abraham Minjon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist (b. 1696)
James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)
Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
M. C. Escher, Dutch artist (b. 1898)
Betty Schade, German-born American actress (b. 1895)
Ralph Bates, British actor (b. 1940)
Ahmed Zaki, Egyptian prominent actor (b. 1949)
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