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, 440,352 hours 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
Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
Who were born on March 27?
Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (d. 1990)
Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
Mariah Carey, American pop singer
Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure
Who died on March 27?
King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
Prince Waldemar of Prussia, son of Emperor Frederick III (b. 1868)
Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
Dirk Lotsy, Dutch footballer (b. 1882)
Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
Betty Schade, German-born American actress (b. 1895)
Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1931)
Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect (b. 1900)
Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
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