Today in History, English
Today in History, English


IDTimeCategoryEvent
48331April 27Event629 – Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire.
48332April 27Event711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
48333April 27Event1296 – 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.
48334April 27Event1509 – Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
48335April 27Event1521 – Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
48336April 27Event1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
48337April 27Event1539 – Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
48338April 27Event1565 – Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
48339April 27Event1578 – Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
48340April 27Event1595 – The relics of Saint Sava are incinerated in Belgrade by the Ottomans, where today the largest Orthodox church building in the world stands
48341April 27Event1650 – The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army from Orkney invades mainland Scotland but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
48342April 27Event1667 – The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
48343April 27Event1749 – First performance of George Frideric Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
48344April 27Event1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
48345April 27Event1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' Hymn).
48346April 27Event1810 – Beethoven composes Für Elise.
48347April 27Event1813 – War of 1812: American troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
48348April 27Event1840 – Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
48349April 27Event1861 – American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
48350April 27Event1865 – The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.
48351April 27Event1865 – 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.
48352April 27Event1904 – The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
48353April 27Event1909 – Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
48354April 27Event1911 – 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.
48355April 27Event1914 – Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
48356April 27Event1927 – Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) are created.
48357April 27Event1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
48358April 27Event1941 – World War II: German troops enter Athens.
48359April 27Event1941 – 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 Slovene Nation.
48360April 27Event1945 – World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.

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