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Calendar day; August 27, 2015

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Thursday, the 27th of August, 2015 is the 239th day in 2015 and in the 35th calendar week.
General Events:
Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova
August 27, 2015 in Republic of Moldova
Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova is observed on August 27, 2015. Independence Day is the national day of Moldova commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union on August 27, 1991. In the Republic of Moldova, most retail businesses close on Independence Day and New Year’s Day, but remain open on all other holidays.
Where is Independence Day of the Republic of Moldova?
Nationwide Republic of Moldova
“The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day
August 27, 2015 in the World
“The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, an irish novelist who was always published under the pen name “The Duchess” in the United States – also the name of her most popular novel, published in 1887. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, in her book Molly Bawn, so try and slip it into conversation!
t is unclear why August 27 was chosen by the unknown creators of this unofficial holidays to honor Hungerford, but some people speculate that the day is called the Duchess Who Wasn’t Day because of the anonymity in which Hungerford spent her life as a writer. History is full of women writers who spent their lives writing and publishing books and novels anonymously. This was because in the past, it was believed that women could not write. Books published under a female name were either rejected for publication or did not do well in the bookstores. This forced talented writers like Hungerford to publish under pen names or male sounding names.
In total, The Duchess had at least 57 works attributed to her name but could have written many, many more as a lot of her early work was published as Anonymous, and later as Mrs Hungerford, before “The Duchess” became popular in the States. She also wrote many newspaper articles and had a large family – four daughters and two sons.
Born on the 27th April 1855 in County Cork, she won prizes in school for writing stories. After the death of her first husband in 1876 The Duchess took to writing more seriously to support her three daughters, and it was shortly after this that her first book “Phyllis” was written, and a little later on “Molly Bawn”.
She remarried in 1882, had two sons and a daughter with her second husband and eventually died of typhoid fever in 1897.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Just Because Day
August 27, 2015 in the World
On August 27, 2015 is Just Because Day. Why? Just because! It is believed that it was founded in 2005 as a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Reason is the ability of the human mind to form and operate on concepts in abstraction, in an ordered and usually a goal-oriented manner. Often you do something because you have to, or you want to, or it’s expected of you. None of those applies today.
If you’ve ever wanted to act on a strange impulse but without any logical motivation to do so, normally you still don’t. But don’t let that stop you on Just Because Day! You could start with the first thing that comes to your mind. Maybe you think about buying something without a need, think about walking backwards or throwing spitballs on the floor. Just feel free to do this just because.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Pots de Creme Day
August 27, 2015 in the USA
This delicious French desert is a loose french custard dating back to the 17th century.  It’s name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme” which is also referring to the white porcelain cups in which the dessert is traditionally served in.
Pot de creme is made by combining eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk and typically either vanilla or chocolate flavoring.  The mixture is baked, in the porcelain cups, in a water bath at a low temperature.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 27th August:
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. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.
663 – Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; – a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won’t attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.
1601 – Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
1610 – Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1789 – French National Assembly issues “Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen”
1828 – Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
1883 – Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people
1896 – Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM9:40 AM)
1912 – Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes “Tarzan of the Apes”
1913 – Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
1928 – Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1932 – International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1939 – Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
1939 – Heinkel He-178 makes first manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion
1950 – General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1955 – “Guinness Book of World Records” 1st published
1976 – Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
1983 – Haiti adopts constitution
1990 – Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1991 – Moldavia declares independence from USSR
1993 – The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed
2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant
2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

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