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Tuesday August 27, 2019

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2019 is the 239th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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

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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)

  • 1593
    Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
  • 1813
    French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1921
    The British install the son of Sharif Hussein bin Ali (leader of the Arab Revolt of 1916 against the Ottoman Empire) as King Faisal I of Iraq.
  • 1939
    First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft.
  • 1943
    Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
  • 1971
    An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
  • 1975
    The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
  • 1982
    Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital. Justice Commandos Against Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
  • 2009
    The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1803
    Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1913
    Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, Russian-born wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (d. 2006)
  • 1955
    Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
  • 1955
    Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1958
    Sergei Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1961
    Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • 1962
    Adam Oates, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    Thomas Duggan, American photographer
  • 1973
    Cory Bowles, Canadian actor
  • 1987
    Darren McFadden, American football player

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