April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2021 is the 117th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 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.
- 1805First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The “shores of Tripoli” part of the Marines’ hymn).
- 1810Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as “National Democrats”) and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People.
- 1945World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
- 1953Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1650Queen Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714)
- 1862Rudolph Schildkraut, Turkish-born American actor (d. 1930)
- 1916Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
- 1922Jack Klugman, American actor
- 1927Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
- 1944Herb Pedersen, American musician
- 1975Rabih Abdullah, American pro football player
- 1976Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
- 1980Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist
- 1988Kris Thackray, British footballer
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