Monday, the 27th of July, 2015 is the 208th day in 2015 and in the 31st calendar week.
General Events:
Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day
July 27, 2015 in the World
Proud plant-owners can show off their leafy friends to the neighbourhood when Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day rolls around. The idea behind this day is to celebrate plants, and to acquaint plants with their immediate environment, which is supposed to be healthy for them. Plant-owners can admire each others’ plants, and exchange stories and tips on plant-care.
For those who find this concept a little strange, there are more conservative ways to get involved. Plants grow throughout their lives, and you can use this day as an excuse to re-pot any plants that might be getting a bit big for their abode. You can take your plant for a walk to a new location within the house, perhaps one where it might get more sun. And if you don’t own a houseplant, there’s no better day to bring one home and introduce it to your family.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
July 27, 2015 in the USA
July 1998 marked the 45th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 through 1953. To mark the anniversary, President Bill Clinton proclaimed July 27 a national day of recognition to commemorate the more than 37,000 U.S. service personnel who lost their lives during the war. In doing so, the president called “upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor and give thanks to our distinguished Korean War veterans.”
Since that time, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day has been celebrated each July in community memorial services throughout the country and with speeches and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. As directed by the president’s proclamation, U.S. flags are flown at half-staff on July 27th in remembrance of the U.S. personnel who lost their lives during the 37 months of combat in Korea.
In 2013 Canada, with Royal Assent of Bill S-213: An Act Respecting a National Day of Remembrance in Honour of Veterans of the Korean War, created Korean War Veterans Day to be held each year on July 27. “This national day of recognition honours Canadian men and women in uniform who came to the aid of South Koreans during the Korean War, and further ensures that their service and sacrifices are never forgotten.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Sleepy Head Day
July 27, 2015 in Finland
National Sleepy Head Day is observed on July 27, 2015. National Sleepy Head Day (Finnish: Unikeonpäivä) is celebrated in Finland every year. Traditionally on this day, the last person in the house to wake up is woken up using water, either by being thrown into a lake or the sea, or by having water thrown on them. It is based on the story of the Saints of Ephesus who slept in a cave for some 200 years during the Middle Ages whilst hiding from persecution by Decius, the Roman Emperor at the time.
In the city of Naantali, a Finnish celebrity is chosen every year to be thrown in the sea from the city’s port at 7 a.m. The identity of the sleeper is kept secret until the event. People who are chosen have usually done something to the benefit of the city. Every city mayor has thus far been thrown to the sea at least once. The celebrations continue into the evening in Naantali and include activities for people of every age.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Finland
Historical Events on 27th July:
1280 – Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1586 – Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia
1689 – Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay
1794 – Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1816 – US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
1839 – Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England
1862 – Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
1866 – Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1921 – Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
1931 – Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1935 – Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
1940 – Bugs Bunny debuts in “Wild Hare”
1949 – 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
1953 – North Korea & UN sign armistice
1954 – Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1974 – House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1976 – 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1986 – Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq
1987 – First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
1990 – Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1992 – Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly
1995 – In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated
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