About April 27

April 27, 2024 is the 118th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 277 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.
  • 1509
    Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
  • 1667
    The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • 1749
    First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 1861
    President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
  • 1977
    28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
  • 1992
    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
  • 2007
    Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

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