April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2020 was the 118th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac 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.
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April 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1578Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
- 1773The 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.
- 1840Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
- 1953Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
- 1959The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
- 1960Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
- 1967Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
- 197410,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
- 1992The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
- 2005The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1812William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
- 1945August Wilson, American dramatist (d. 2005)
- 1956Douglas P., English musician (Death in June, Crisis)
- 1962James LeGros, American actor
- 1969Cory Booker, American politician
- 1973Sébastien Lareau, French/Canadian tennis player
- 1981Joey Gathright, American baseball player
- 1982Katrina Johnson, American actress
- 1988Kris Thackray, British footballer
- 1990Martin Kelly, English footballer (Liverpool FC)
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