April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2021 was the 117th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1539Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
- 1667The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
- 1813War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
- 1914Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 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.
- 1994South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
- 2002The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
- 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?
- 1840Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (d. 1911)
- 1922Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer and Holocaust survivor
- 1935Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker and screenwriter
- 1942Jim Keltner, American drummer
- 1948Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist
- 1966Matt Reeves, American film writer, director and producer
- 1967Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer
- 1975Rabih Abdullah, American pro football player
- 1979Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer
- 1980Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
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