About August 27

August 27, 2021 is the 239th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 158 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 27

  • 479 BC
    Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.
  • 410
    The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
  • 1593
    Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
  • 1689
    The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
  • 1798
    Wolfe Tone’s United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connaught.
  • 1810
    Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
  • 1828
    Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
  • 1861
    Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 1883
    The eruption of Krakatoa
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1922
    The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks.
  • 1927
    Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, “Does the word ‘Persons’in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?”
  • 1928
    The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by the first 15 nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
  • 1939
    First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft.
  • 1969
    Israeli commando force penetrates deep into Egyptian territory to stage a mortar attack on regional Egyptian Army headquarters in the Nile Valley of Upper Egypt.
  • 1971
    An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
  • 1975
    The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
  • 1991
    Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 2006
    Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
  • 2009
    The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.

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