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Tuesday October 27, 2020

October 27: Day of the Week

October 27, 2020 was the 301st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 65 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1275
    Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1810
    United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1870
    Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1961
    NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • 1964
    Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.
  • 1992
    United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don't ask, don't tell” military policy.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1401
    Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)
  • 1838
    John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1904
    Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1918
    Teresa Wright, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
  • 1940
    Maxine Hong Kingston, American writer
  • 1946
    Ivan Reitman, Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer and director
  • 1951
    Éric Morena, French singer
  • 1987
    Andrew Bynum, American basketball player

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