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Saturday April 27, 2019

April 27: Day of the Week

April 27, 2019 is the 117th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 395
    Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
  • 1521
    Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1667
    The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  • 1773
    The 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.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
  • 1865
    The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
  • 1904
    The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
  • 1981
    Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
  • 1992
    Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 1994
    South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.

Who were born on April 27?

  • 1812
    William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1820
    Herbert Spencer, English philosopher (d. 1903)
  • 1893
    Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1906
    Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • 1911
    Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker and screenwriter
  • 1957
    Willie Upshaw, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • 1976
    Faisal Saif, Indian filmmaker
  • 1986
    Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player

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