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.
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)
- 395Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
- 1521Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
- 1667The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
- 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.
- 1813War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
- 1865The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
- 1904The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
- 1981Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
- 1992Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
- 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.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1812William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
- 1820Herbert Spencer, English philosopher (d. 1903)
- 1893Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
- 1906Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
- 1911Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009)
- 1935Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker and screenwriter
- 1957Willie Upshaw, American baseball player
- 1971Tess Daly, British television presenter
- 1976Faisal Saif, Indian filmmaker
- 1986Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
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