What are the important events that happened on September 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 27: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 27 is the 270th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 14, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,569,542,400 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 ‘dihectaheptacontagon’ day.
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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 120 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 2,471 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 27 Historical Events
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world’s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
Smart 1 satellite is launched.
Who were born on September 27?
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop (d. 1704)
Samuel Francis du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss writer (d. 1881)
Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
Johnny Pesky, American baseball player
Calvin Jones, American trombonist, bassist, pianist, bandleader, composer and educator (d. 2004)
Don Nix, songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author
Meat Loaf, American singer
Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
Jon Rauch, American baseball player
Who died on September 27?
William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
Laurence Eusden, English poet (b. 1688)
Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
Dame Gracie Fields, British comedian (b. 1898)
Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962)
Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
Dale Houston, American singer (Dale & Grace) (b. 1940)
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