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April 27th, 2007 (April 27 2007)EventEstonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
April 27th, 2006 (April 27 2006)EventConstruction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
April 27th, 2005 (April 27 2005)EventThe Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
April 27th, 2002 (April 27 2002)EventThe last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
April 27th, 1996 (April 27 1996)EventThe Israeli military operation in Lebanon, Operation Grapes of Wrath, ends after 16 days of heavy bombing.
April 27th, 1994 (April 27 1994)EventSouth African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote.
April 27th, 1993 (April 27 1993)EventAll 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.
April 27th, 1992 (April 27 1992)EventThe Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
April 27th, 1992 (April 27 1992)EventBetty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
April 27th, 1992 (April 27 1992)EventRussia and 12 other former Soviet republics win entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
April 27th, 1987 (April 27 1987)EventThe U.S. Justice Department 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.
April 27th, 1981 (April 27 1981)EventXerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
April 27th, 1978 (April 27 1978)EventFormer United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
April 27th, 1977 (April 27 1977)Event28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
April 27th, 1974 (April 27 1974)Event10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
April 27th, 1972 (April 27 1972)EventConstructive Vote of No Confidence against German Chancellor Willy Brandt fails under obscure circumstances.Willy Brandt Quotes
April 27th, 1967 (April 27 1967)EventExpo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the worldied in It opens to the public the next day.
April 27th, 1961 (April 27 1961)EventSierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
April 27th, 1960 (April 27 1960)EventTogo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
April 27th, 1959 (April 27 1959)EventThe last Canadian missionary leaves the People s Republic of China.
April 27th, 1950 (April 27 1950)EventApartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
April 27th, 1945 (April 27 1945)EventWorld War II: Last German troops are expelled from Finnish Lapland (the last day of World War II going on in Finland).
April 27th, 1945 (April 27 1945)EventWorld War II: The Volkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.
April 27th, 1941 (April 27 1941)EventWorld War II: German troops enter Athens.
April 27th, 1936 (April 27 1936)EventThe United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
April 27th, 1933 (April 27 1933)EventJessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership s first shop outside London.
April 27th, 1927 (April 27 1927)EventCarabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
April 27th, 1914 (April 27 1914)EventHonduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
April 27th, 1911 (April 27 1911)EventFollowing 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.
April 27th, 1909 (April 27 1909)EventSultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
April 27th, 1904 (April 27 1904)EventThe Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
April 27th, 1865 (April 27 1865)EventThe New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state s land grant institution.
April 27th, 1865 (April 27 1865)EventThe steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the Andersonville Prison.
April 27th, 1861 (April 27 1861)EventPresident of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
April 27th, 1840 (April 27 1840)EventFoundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
April 27th, 1813 (April 27 1813)EventWar of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Ontario, York (present day Toronto, Canada).
April 27th, 1810 (April 27 1810)EventBeethoven composes his famous piano piece, Fur Elise.
April 27th, 1805 (April 27 1805)EventFirst Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines hymn).
April 27th, 1777 (April 27 1777)EventThe Battle of Ridgefield: An British invasion force engaged and defeated Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War.
April 27th, 1773 (April 27 1773)EventThe 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.
April 27th, 1749 (April 27 1749)EventFirst performance of Handel s Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.
April 27th, 1667 (April 27 1667)EventThe blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for ?10.John Milton Quotes
April 27th, 1650 (April 27 1650)EventThe Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army invades mainland Scotland from Orkney Island but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
April 27th, 1578 (April 27 1578)EventDuel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
April 27th, 1565 (April 27 1565)EventCebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
April 27th, 1539 (April 27 1539)EventRe-founding of the city of Bogota, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastian de Belalcazar.
April 27th, 1521 (April 27 1521)EventBattle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
April 27th, 1509 (April 27 1509)EventPope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
April 27th, 1296 (April 27 1296)EventBattle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
April 27th, 1124 (April 27 1124)EventDavid I becomes King of Scotland.

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