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Wednesday April 27, 2022

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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1953
    Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
  • 1967
    Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
  • 2005
    The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
  • 2011
    The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

Who were born on April 27?

  • 1812
    Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
  • 1822
    Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1896
    Sir William Hudson, New-Zealand-Australian head of construction for the Snowy Mountains Scheme (d. 1978)
  • 1918
    Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
  • 1945
    August Wilson, American dramatist (d. 2005)
  • 1961
    Andy Schlafly, American attorney, political activist and founder of Conservapedia
  • 1967
    Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Dutch royal
  • 1971
    Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • 1985
    Júnior, Brazilian footballer

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