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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1232
    The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
  • 1593
    Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
  • 1689
    The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
  • 1776
    The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
  • 1896
    Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
  • 1922
    The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks.
  • 1943
    Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
  • 1962
    The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
  • 1991
    Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 1993
    The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1637
    Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1730
    Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher (d. 1788)
  • 1875
    Katharine McCormick, American women’s rights activist (d. 1967)
  • 1908
    Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • 1935
    Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1939
    William Least Heat-Moon, American author
  • 1962
    Thomas Duggan, American photographer
  • 1973
    Burak Kut, Turkish pop singer
  • 1986
    Nabil El Zhar, Moroccan footballer
  • 1993
    Sarah Hecken, German figure skater

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