August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2022 is the 239th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 410The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
- 1810Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
- 1813French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
- 1828Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
- 1859Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
- 1883The eruption of Krakatoa
- 1896Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
- 1969Israeli commando force penetrates deep into Egyptian territory to stage a mortar attack on regional Egyptian Army headquarters in the Nile Valley of Upper Egypt.
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
- 2009The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1871Theodore Dreiser, American author (d. 1945)
- 1895András Alföldi, Hungarian-born historian and archaeologist (d. 1981)
- 1904John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
- 1906Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984)
- 1909Lester Young, American musician (d. 1959)
- 1914Heidi Kabel, German actress (d. 2010)
- 1916Tony Harris, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
- 1924David Rowbotham, Australian poet
- 1927Jimmy C. Newman, American Country and Western and Cajun Singer
- 1980Kyle Lowder, American actor
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