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

  • 1509
    Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
  • 1565
    Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 1865
    The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
  • 2006
    Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 2011
    The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

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