May 27: Day of the Week
May 27, 2019 was the 147th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 218 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1799War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s location at the junction of seven cross-roads.
- 1812Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
- 1860Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
- 1883Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1919The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
- 1933The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1940World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
- 1967Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
- 1998Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
- 2005Australian Schapelle Corby is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Kerobokan Prison for drug smuggling by a court in Indonesia.
Who were born on May 27?
- 1756King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
- 1907Rachel Carson, American biologist and science writer (d. 1964)
- 1911Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1932Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress
- 1967Paul Gascoigne, English footballer
- 1968Frank E. Thomas, American baseball player
- 1968Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player
- 1978Adin Brown, American footballer
- 1979Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
- 1985Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player
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