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April 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 59 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 33 BC
    Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania.
  • 395
    Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
  • 629
    Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire.
  • 711
    Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
  • 1296
    First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol’s Scottish army is defeated by an English army commanded by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Dunbar.
  • 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.
  • 1522
    Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
  • 1539
    Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
  • 1565
    Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
  • 1578
    Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
  • 1595
    The relics of Saint Sava are incinerated in Belgrade by the Ottomans, where today the largest Orthodox church building in the world stands
  • 1650
    The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army from Orkney invades mainland Scotland but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
  • 1667
    The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • 1749
    First performance of George Frideric 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.
  • 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 Für Elise.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: American troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
  • 1840
    Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
  • 1861
    American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1865
    The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
  • 1865
    The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,800, 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.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1927
    Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) are created.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops enter Athens.

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