About July 27

July 27, 2021 is the 208th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 189 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 27

  • 1054
    Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
  • 1189
    Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
  • 1202
    Battle of Basian.
  • 1214
    Battle of Bouvines: in France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
  • 1694
    A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.
  • 1720
    The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • 1789
    The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
  • 1862
    Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
  • 1917
    The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 1921
    Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
  • 1941
    Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
  • 1949
    Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • 1953
    Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • 1955
    The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 1987
    RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
  • 2005
    STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
  • 2007
    Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase;

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