About April 27

April 27, 2020 is the 118th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 291 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 27

  • 1509
    Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
  • 1521
    Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1539
    Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • 1650
    The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army invades mainland Scotland from Orkney Island but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1904
    The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
  • 1909
    Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
  • 1914
    Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops enter Athens.
  • 1945
    World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
  • 1977
    28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
  • 1987
    The U.S. Department of Justice bars the Austrian President 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.
  • 2002
    The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
  • 2005
    The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
  • 2006
    Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 2007
    Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

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