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What are the important events that happened on April 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 27 is the 117th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 14, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,493,251,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecaheptagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 298 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,588 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 27 Historical Events

  • 395
    Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 1945
    World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
  • 1950
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
  • 1953
    Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.

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)
  • 1957
    Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
  • 1981
    Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer
  • 1990
    Martin Kelly, English footballer (Liverpool FC)

Who died on April 27?

  • 1873
    William Charles Macready, English actor (b. 1793)
  • 1992
    Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)
  • 2009
    Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)

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