About July 27

July 27, 2020 is the 209th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 200 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 27

  • 1189
    Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
  • 1302
    Battle of Bapheus: decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
  • 1689
    Glorious Revolution: the Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
  • 1789
    The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
  • 1865
    Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
  • 1900
    Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
  • 1917
    The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 1929
    The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
  • 1940
    The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
  • 1981
    6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • 1981
    British television: on Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
  • 1987
    RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1995
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996
    Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
  • 2002
    Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
  • 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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