April 27, 2024 is the 118th day of the year 2024 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.
April 27 Historical Event(s)
Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
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.
The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons.
World War II: German troops enter Athens.
Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
Who were born on April 27?
Queen Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1878)
Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist
Anouk Aimée, French actress
Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
Pik Botha, South African politician
George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician
Ace Frehley, American musician (Kiss)
Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer
Will Boyd, American musician
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