April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2019 was the 117th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1565Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
- 1810Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
- 1865The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
- 1911Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1945World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
- 1959The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
- 197410,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
- 1978Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
- 1993All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1737Edward Gibbon, English historian (d. 1794)
- 1820Herbert Spencer, English philosopher (d. 1903)
- 1938Alain Caron, French-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
- 1942Jim Keltner, American drummer
- 1944Herb Pedersen, American musician
- 1952George Gervin, American basketball player
- 1963Ruth Glick (aka Rebecca York), US writer.
- 1975Rabih Abdullah, American pro football player
- 1976Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
- 1984Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
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