July 27: Day of the Week
July 27, 2020 is the 209th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1549The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
- 1789The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
- 1900Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- 1919The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
- 1941Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
- 1949Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
- 1955The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
- 1976Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
- 1996Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
- 2006The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
Who were born on July 27?
- 1824Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (d. 1895)
- 1896Sir Robert George, British RAF officer and Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)
- 1917Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
- 1924Vincent Canby, American film critic (d. 2000)
- 1954Philippe Alliot, French race car driver
- 1958Christopher Dean, English figure skater
- 1963Karrin Allyson, American Jazz vocalist
- 1965José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
- 1974Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer
- 1989Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
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