April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2020 is the 118th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1565Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
- 1749First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
- 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.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
- 1904The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1960Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
- 1992Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
- 1996The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
- 2007Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1812Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
- 1840Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (d. 1911)
- 1896Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player (d. 1963)
- 1932Pik Botha, South African politician
- 1945Helen Hodgman, Australian novelist
- 1963Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
- 1967Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer
- 1967Jason Whitlock, American sportswriter
- 1979Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer
- 1985Júnior, Brazilian footballer
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