July 27: Day of the Week
July 27, 2022 is the 208th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1302Battle of Bapheus: decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
- 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.
- 1789The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
- 1880Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand – Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
- 1900Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- 1917The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
- 1921Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
- 1949Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
- 1953Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
- 1987RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
Who were born on July 27?
- 1452Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1508)
- 1835Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
- 1929Jack Higgins, British novelist
- 1931Jerry Van Dyke, American actor
- 1936J. Robert Hooper, American politician
- 1938Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (Dungeons & Dragons) (d. 2008)
- 1944Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter
- 1959Hugh Green, American football player
- 1983Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
- 1985Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor
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