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.
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)
- 1793French counter-revolution: the port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
- 1798Wolfe 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.
- 1828Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
- 1896Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
- 1971An 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.
- 1979A 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).
- 1985The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1991The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- 2003Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34646418 mi distant.
- 2003The 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.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1487Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
- 1926Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
- 1941Harrison Page, American actor
- 1941János Konrád, Hungarian water polo player and swimmer
- 1942Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille)
- 1959Jeanette Winterson, British novelist
- 1962Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
- 1970Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
- 1970Park Myeong-su, Korean comedian, MC and singer
- 1985Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist
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