April 27 in History – What happened on 27 April in Past

27 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 27, the day number in a year is 117 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 118. April 27 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 27 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
395Aelia Eudoxia married Byzantine emperor Arcadius without the knowledge or consent of Rufinus, the Praetorian prefect who had intended for his own daughter to wed the emperor.
629Shahr Baraz usurped the throne of the Sasanian Empire from Ardashir III, but was himself deposed only forty days later.
1521Filipino natives led by chieftain Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and more than forty Spanish soldiers at the Battle of Mactan.
1522Italian War of 1521–1526-The combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeated a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1526The Mughal ruler Babur defeated the Sultan of Delhi and became the new emperor.
1662The Netherlands and France signed a military treaty.
1667John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
1748Mughal ruler Muhammad Shah died in Delhi.
1749George Friedrich Handel's first fireworks musical performance began in Green Park, London.
1773The British Parliament passed the Tea Act.
1777American Revolutionary War-British Army regulars defeated Patriot militias in the Battle of Ridgefield, galvanizing resistance in the Connecticut Colony.
1807The French army captured Danzig after a 6-week siege.
1810Ludwig van Beethoven composed his 'Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor', better known as 'Für Elise' one of his most popular compositions.
1810Ludwig van Beethoven produced his famous piano "Fur Ellis".
1865An explosion destroyed the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River, killing an estimated 1,800 of the 2,400 passengers.
1870Antonio Guzman Blanco began his first term as President of Venezuela.
1878The University of Calcutta gave the first approval to women to be eligible in the field of university education.
1911Following the resignation of William P. Frye, a compromise was reached in the United States Senate to rotate the office of the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
1941Boris Kidri? and Edvard Kardelj founded the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation, the main anti-fascist Slovene civil resistance and political organization.
1941The German army occupied Athens (Greece).
1942The storm killed 100 people in the US state of Oklahoma.
1960Establishment of National Defense College in New Delhi.
1961Milton Margai took office as the first Prime Minister of Sierra Leone upon the nation's independence from the United Kingdom.
1961US space agency NASA launched Explorer 11 in the Earth's orbit to study gamma rays.
1967The Expo 67 world's fair opened in Montreal, with 62 nations and more than 50 million visitors ultimately attending.
1990The 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held in Michigan.
1991Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions was won by David Ozion.
199376 people were killed as Afgan Antour AN-32 crushed at Tashqurgam.
1993Members of the Zambia national football team were killed in plane crash en route to play a 1994 World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
1994President Ninon was buried at Ninon Library in California.
1997“Little Foxes” was opened at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 56 performances.
1999UNESCO announces a new award in the name of a Korean folk singer.
2005The Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in the world,made its maiden flight from Toulouse, France.
2005In Toulouse France) the world's largest Airbus-built A-380 took the first test flight.
2006Launched at the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
200855 people died in a fire in a Moroccan mattress factory.
201129 year highs against the U.S. dollar were reached by the Australian dollar. Rising interest rates were predicted.
2011US President Barack Obama publicly released a copy of the birth certificate after the controversy over his birth.
2012Family of Osama-Bin-Laden was departed from Pakistan to Saudi-Arabia.
201227 killed in four blasts in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
2013New Govt. was finalized 2 months after the Italian Parliamentary Election in Italy.
2014John XXII John Paul II was canonized by Pope Francis. First time two former Popes were elected to sainthood in the same ceremony by Catholic Church.
2014George Clooney & British attorney Amal Alamuddin was reported engaged.

Famous Birthdays of April 27:

YearName / Profession / Country
1920James Robert Mann / Lawyer / United States of America
1820Herbert Spencer / Philosopher / United Kingdom
1922Sheila Scott / Pilot / United Kingdom
1896Wallace Carothers / Chemist / United States of America
1973Sharlee D'Angelo / Writer / Sweden
1944Herb Pedersen / Writer / United States of America
1929Nina Ponomaryova / Discus Thrower / Russia
1888Florence La Badie / Actress / Canada
1954Mark Holden / Actor / Australia
1894Nicolas Slonimsky / Composer / Russia
1952Larry Elder / Lawyer / United States of America
1926Basil A. Paterson / Politician / United States of America
1912Zohra Sehgal / Actress / India
1987Elliott Shriane / Speed Skater / Australia
1975Rabih Abdullah / Footballer / United States of America
1959Marco Pirroni / Writer / United Kingdom
1812Friedrich von Flotow / Composer / Germany
1980Sybille Bammer / Tennis Player / Austria
1989Dmytro Kozban / Footballer / Ukraine
1926Alan Reynolds / Painter / United Kingdom
1982Alexander Widiker / Rugby Player / Germany
1989Sven Bender / Footballer / Germany
1812William W. Snow / Politician / United States of America
1920Edwin Morgan / Poet / Scotland
1955Gudrun Berend / Hurdler / Germany
1944Michael Fish / Journalist / United Kingdom
1956Bryan Harvey / Writer / United States of America
1939Stanisław Dziwisz / Cardinal / Poland
1981Joey Gathright / Baseball Player / United States of America
1899Walter Lantz / Actor / United States of America

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