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Thursday August 27, 2020

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2020 was the 240th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1172
    Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England.
  • 1232
    The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
  • 1793
    French counter-revolution: the port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone’s United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connaught.
  • 1883
    The eruption of Krakatoa
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1962
    The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
  • 1991
    Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 1993
    The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
  • 2003
    Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34646418 mi distant.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1724
    John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
  • 1915
    Norman Foster Ramsey, American physicist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1916
    Tony Harris, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
  • 1917
    Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
  • 1931
    Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • 1958
    Sergei Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1972
    Felix da Housecat, American DJ and record producer
  • 1974
    Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1976
    Mark Webber, Australian racing driver

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