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Friday January 27, 2017

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2017 was the 27th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1606
    Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • 1785
    The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
  • 1825
    The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears”.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1944
    World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 1971
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1774
    Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
  • 1805
    Sophie of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • 1814
    Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
  • 1832
    Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
  • 1941
    Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
  • 1955
    Alexander Stuart, British author
  • 1961
    Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • 1970
    Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss-born flautist
  • 1983
    Deon Anderson, American football player
  • 1986
    Giorgi Loria, Georgian footballer

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