July 27: Day of the Week
July 27, 2019 is the 208th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1189Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
- 1549The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
- 1663The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
- 1689Glorious Revolution: the Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
- 1900Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- 1928Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
- 1941Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
- 1990The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying the Trinidad and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
- 2005STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
- 2007Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase;
Who were born on July 27?
- 1835Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
- 1879Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
- 1929Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher (d. 2007)
- 1932Forest Able, American basketball player
- 1941Johannes Fritsch, German composer (d. 2010)
- 1959Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)
- 1963Donnie Yen, Hong Kong film actor
- 1967Craig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1968Julian McMahon, Australian actor
- 1979Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler
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