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Thursday August 27, 2020

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 1810
    Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
  • 1828
    Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1979
    A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (see Warrenpoint ambush).
  • 1991
    Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 1993
    The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
  • 2006
    Comair 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.
  • 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?

  • 1845
    Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (d. 1914)
  • 1865
    James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • 1904
    John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • 1917
    Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1935
    Frank Yablans, American film producer
  • 1948
    Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Jim Thome, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Aygül Özkan, German politician
  • 1976
    Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress
  • 1979
    Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker and actor

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