About April 27

April 27, 2021 is the 117th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 280 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 27

  • 1296
    Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
  • 1539
    Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • 1565
    Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
  • 1749
    First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The “shores of Tripoli” part of the Marines’ hymn).
  • 1810
    Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
  • 1865
    The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops enter Athens.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as “National Democrats”) and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People.
  • 1945
    World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
  • 1950
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
  • 1953
    Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
  • 1959
    The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
  • 1992
    Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 1994
    South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
  • 2002
    The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
  • 2006
    Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

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