April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2022 was the 117th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1953Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
- 1967Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
- 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.
- 2005The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
- 2011The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1812Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
- 1822Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
- 1896Sir William Hudson, New-Zealand-Australian head of construction for the Snowy Mountains Scheme (d. 1978)
- 1918Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist (d. 2008)
- 1941Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
- 1945August Wilson, American dramatist (d. 2005)
- 1961Andy Schlafly, American attorney, political activist and founder of Conservapedia
- 1967Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Dutch royal
- 1971Tess Daly, British television presenter
- 1985Júnior, Brazilian footballer
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