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Friday July 27, 2018

July 27: Day of the Week

July 27, 2018 was the 208th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1302
    Battle of Bapheus: decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • 1866
    The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
  • 1900
    Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
  • 1955
    The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 1990
    The 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.
  • 1990
    The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
  • 2002
    Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
  • 2005
    STS-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.

Who were born on July 27?

  • 1752
    Samuel Smith, American politician (d. 1839)
  • 1768
    Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
  • 1870
    Hilaire Belloc, English writer (d. 1953)
  • 1923
    Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
  • 1929
    Harvey Fuqua, R&B singer, songwriter, & record producer (d. 2010)
  • 1938
    Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (Dungeons & Dragons) (d. 2008)
  • 1949
    Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (d. 2010)
  • 1955
    Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • 1981
    Christopher Weselek, German rugby player
  • 1985
    Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress

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