August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2020 is the 240th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 27 Historical Event(s)
- 479 BCGreco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.
- 1593Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
- 1859Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
- 1861Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1927Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, “Does the word ‘Persons’in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?”
- 1943Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
- 1962The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- 1985The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
- 2006Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1865James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
- 1908Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
- 1943Tuesday Weld, American actress
- 1949Jeff Cook, vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin for Alabama
- 1969Cesar Millan, Mexican dog trainer
- 1971Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
- 1973Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
- 1976Carlos Moyà, Spanish tennis player
- 1979Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
- 1992Kim Petras, German singer
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