Today in History, English
Today in History, English

48361April 27Event1945 – World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
48362April 27Event1950 – Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
48363April 27Event1953 – Operation Moolah offers $50,000 to any pilot who defected with a fully mission-capable Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 to South Korea. The first pilot was to receive $100,000.
48364April 27Event1960 – Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
48365April 27Event1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
48366April 27Event1967 – Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
48367April 27Event1974 – Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon
48368April 27Event1977 – Twenty-eight people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
48369April 27Event1978 – Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
48370April 27Event1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
48371April 27Event1986 – The city of Pripyat as well as the surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.
48372April 27Event1987 – The U.S. Department of Justice bars 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.
48373April 27Event1989 – The April 27 demonstrations, student-led protests responding to the April 26 Editorial, during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
48374April 27Event1992 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
48375April 27Event1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
48376April 27Event1992 – The Russian Federation and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
48377April 27Event1993 – All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon en route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
48378April 27Event1994 – South African general election: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
48379April 27Event1996 – The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
48380April 27Event2002 – The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
48381April 27Event2005 – The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France. An accident involving a bus and a train occurs in Polgahawela, Sri Lanka.
48382April 27Event2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) in New York City.
48383April 27Event2007 – Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
48384April 27Event2011 – The April 25–28 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Two hundred five tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injurin
48385April 27Event2012 – At least four explosions hit the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk with at least 27 people injured.
48386April 27Event2014 – Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints in the first papal canonization since 1954.
48387April 27Event2014 – A tornado outbreak over much of the eastern United States kills 35 people.
48388April 27Birth1650 – Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714)
48389April 27Birth1701 – Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
48390April 27Birth1718 – Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)

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