June 27: Day of the Week
June 27, 2021 is the 178th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1709Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
- 1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
- 1844Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
- 1898The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
- 1927Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the “Tanaka Memorial” is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
- 1941Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
- 1977France grants independence to Djibouti.
- 1980Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
- 1981The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China”, laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
- 1991Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
Who were born on June 27?
- 1040King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
- 1696William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
- 1869Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
- 1921Muriel Pavlow, British actress
- 1936Lucille Clifton, American poet (d. 2010)
- 1962Michael Ball, British singer
- 1966J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
- 1969Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
- 1971Jo Frost, English nanny and television host
- 1977Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer
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