About April 27

April 27, 2022 is the 117th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 270 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.
  • 1521
    Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1565
    Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
  • 1667
    The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • 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).
  • 1909
    Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
  • 1927
    Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
  • 1950
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
  • 1959
    The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
  • 2011
    The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

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