August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2019 was the 239th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1776The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
- 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.
- 1861Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1883The eruption of Krakatoa
- 1921The British install the son of Sharif Hussein bin Ali (leader of the Arab Revolt of 1916 against the Ottoman Empire) as King Faisal I of Iraq.
- 1939First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft.
- 1957The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
- 1975The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
- 1985The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1770Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
- 1845Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (d. 1914)
- 1932Antonia Fraser, British author
- 1936Joel Kovel, American politician
- 1958Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
- 1970Jim Thome, American baseball player
- 1976Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1976Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress
- 1979Aaron Paul, American actor
- 1985Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist
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