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    • April 27, 1124 David I becomes King of Scotland.

    • April 27, 1124 "Scotland's Alexander I dies at age 46 after a 17-year reign and is succeeded by his brother David, 40, who has ruled in the south since the death of their grandfather Edgar in 1107
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    • April 27, 1296 Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.

    • April 27, 1509 Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.

    • April 27, 1521 Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.

    • April 27, 1521 "Ferdinand Magellan world traveler, killed by Filipino natives"

    • April 27, 1539 "Re-founding of the city of Bogot, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastin de Belalczar."

    • April 27, 1565 Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

    • April 27, 1565 "First Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms"

    • April 27, 1578 "Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise."

    • April 27, 1650 The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army invades mainland Scotland from Orkney Island but is defeated by a Covenanter army.

    • April 27, 1667 "The blind, impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for 10."

    • April 27, 1749 "First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London."

    • April 27, 1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

    • April 27, 1773 "The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade."

    • April 27, 1805 "First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The ""shores of Tripoli"" part of the Marines' hymn)."

    • April 27, 1805 "Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise first U.S. flag over foreign soil"

    • April 27, 1805 US Marines attack shores of Tripoli

    • April 27, 1810 "Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Fr Elise."

    • April 27, 1813 Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed

    • April 27, 1813 "U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada"

    • April 27, 1813 "War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Ontario, York (present day Toronto, Canada)."

    • April 27, 1827 "The Petrel, Australian Coal carrying ship sinks in stormy seas, off Hope Bay, Tasmania."

    • April 27, 1838 Fire destroys half of Charleston

    • April 27, 1840 "Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry."

    • April 27, 1859 """S.S. Pomona"" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard"

    • April 27, 1861 President Abe Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus

    • April 27, 1861 President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to VA and NC ports

    • April 27, 1861 President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.

    • April 27, 1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from US

    • April 27, 1865 "1,450 paroled Union POWs killed when steamer ""Sultana"" blows up"

    • April 27, 1865 Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.

    • April 27, 1865 Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered

    • April 27, 1865 "Steamboat ""Sultana"" explodes in Mississippi River, kills up to 2,000"

    • April 27, 1865 The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.

    • April 27, 1865 "The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the Andersonville Prison."

    • April 27, 1874 "White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms"

    • April 27, 1893 "John Murray Corse US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday"

    • April 27, 1897 Grant's Tomb (famed of song & legend) dedicated

    • April 27, 1902 "Julius Sterling Morton who started Arbor Day, dies at 72"

    • April 27, 1903 Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens

    • April 27, 1904 "The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson."

    • April 27, 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

    • April 27, 1909 Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown

    • April 27, 1911 "Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate."

    • April 27, 1914 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • April 27, 1918 Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France

    • April 27, 1919 A Schwassmann discovers asteroid #912 Maritima

    • April 27, 1922 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR

    • April 27, 1931 "100 F (38 C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)"

    • April 27, 1932 "Apollo asteroid discovered, with a perigee of 2 million miles"

    • April 27, 1932 Hart Crane sailing from Mexico to NY commits suicide

    • April 27, 1933 "Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London."

    • April 27, 1936 The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

    • April 27, 1937 US Social Security system makes its first benefit payment

    • April 27, 1940 Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.

    • April 27, 1941 World War II: German troops enter Athens.

    • April 27, 1942 "Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300"

    • April 27, 1945 2nd Republic of Austria forms

    • April 27, 1945 World War II: Last German troops are expelled from Finnish Lapland (the last day of World War II going on in Finland). The day is the national war veteran day in Finland.

    • April 27, 1945 "World War II: The Vlkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication."

    • April 27, 1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through the US

    • April 27, 1948 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River

    • April 27, 1950 "Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races."

    • April 27, 1950 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races

    • April 27, 1956 "Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing"

    • April 27, 1957 "Mario A Gianini creator of the maraschino cherry, dies"

    • April 27, 1959 """Today"" show goes abroard the first time (Paris France)"

    • April 27, 1959 "Gordon Armstrong inventor of baby incubator, dies"

    • April 27, 1959 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

    • April 27, 1960 France grants Togo independence

    • April 27, 1960 Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.

    • April 27, 1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays

    • April 27, 1961 "Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister."

    • April 27, 1961 UK grants Sierra Leone independence

    • April 27, 1964 "John Lennon's ""In His Own Write"" is published in the US"

    • April 27, 1965 "Alan Bunce actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61"

    • April 27, 1965 "Edward R Murrow newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57"

    • April 27, 1965 "RC Duncan patents ""Pampers"" disposable diaper"

    • April 27, 1967 "Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day."

    • April 27, 1967 Expo '67 opens in Montreal

    • April 27, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String

    • April 27, 1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title

    • April 27, 1970 "Arthur Shields actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73"

    • April 27, 1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth

    • April 27, 1972 Constructive Vote of No Confidence against German Chancellor Willy Brandt fails under obscure circumstances.

    • April 27, 1972 "Kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62"

    • April 27, 1972 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

    • April 27, 1973 William D. Ruckelshaus was appointed Acting Director of the FBI by President Nixon following the resignation of L. Patrick Gray III.

    • April 27, 1974 "10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for impeachment of US President Richard Nixon"

    • April 27, 1974 "Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107"

    • April 27, 1977 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.

    • April 27, 1977 H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2234 Schmadel

    • April 27, 1978 Former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.

    • April 27, 1979 "George Harrison releases ""Love Comes to Everyone"""

    • April 27, 1979 "Ira Attebury, a 64 year old disabled truck driver, opened fire on the Battle of Flowers parade in San Antonio, Texas, killing 2, and injuring 51. He killed himself. - USA"

    • April 27, 1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach

    • April 27, 1981 The first female soccer official is hired by the NASL

    • April 27, 1981 Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

    • April 27, 1982 "Tom Tully actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85"

    • April 27, 1982 "Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins"

    • April 27, 1983 "Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3509), passing Walter Johnson"

    • April 27, 1984 Asteroid #3625 discovered

    • April 27, 1984 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana

    • April 27, 1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO

    • April 27, 1987 "The U.S. Justice Department bars the Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II."

    • April 27, 1989 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China

    • April 27, 1989 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy

    • April 27, 1990 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)

    • April 27, 1990 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery

    • April 27, 1992 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

    • April 27, 1992 Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics win entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

    • April 27, 1992 "The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed."

    • April 27, 1993 "All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal."

    • April 27, 1994 "South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote."

    • April 27, 1996 "The Israeli military operation in Lebanon, Operation Grapes of Wrath, ends after 16 days of heavy bombing."

    • April 27, 2002 The last successful telemetry from NASA space probe Pioneer 10.

    • April 27, 2005 "The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France."

    • April 27, 2007 "Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia."







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