March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2020 was the 87th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1306Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
- 1309Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
- 1854Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
- 1918Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
- 1963Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- 1980Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
- 1993Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
- 1994One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
- 2004HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
- 1765Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
- 1817Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
- 1860Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
- 1883Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
- 1897Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (d. 1958)
- 1962John O'Farrell, British author and satirist
- 1968Sandra Hess, Swiss-born actress and model
- 1972Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
- 1984Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
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