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Friday August 27, 2021

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2021 is the 239th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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)

  • 1828
    Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
  • 1896
    Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Five 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?”
  • 1928
    The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by the first 15 nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
  • 1962
    The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
  • 2000
    540 m-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • 2003
    Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34646418 mi distant.
  • 2003
    The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
  • 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?

  • 1487
    Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • 1917
    Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1931
    Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • 1931
    Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
  • 1970
    Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • 1972
    Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
  • 1974
    Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1975
    Jonny Moseley, American skier
  • 1979
    Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)

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