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Tuesday August 27, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1798
    Wolfe 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.
  • 1828
    Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
  • 1859
    Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
  • 1861
    Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 1883
    The eruption of Krakatoa
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1962
    The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
  • 1971
    An 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.
  • 1975
    The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
  • 1991
    The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1471
    George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
  • 1909
    Lester Young, American musician (d. 1959)
  • 1914
    Heidi Kabel, German actress (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Jimmy C. Newman, American Country and Western and Cajun Singer
  • 1935
    Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Cesar Millan, Mexican dog trainer
  • 1969
    Chandra Wilson, American actress
  • 1972
    The Great Khali, Indian professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Mark Rudan, Australian footballer

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