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2014Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

1960South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

1963Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1997Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

1911Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.

1509Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

1646King Charles I flees Oxford

1979George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

2011U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

1964John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US

1956Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1982Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

1983Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

1667The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

1945Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como),

1860Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

1749First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

April 27th Historical Events
Date Event
1124
David I becomes King of Scots. 
1296
Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England. 
1509
Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice 
1518
Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors/Bourgondisch covenant 
1522
Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France 
1526
Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi 
1539
Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar. 
1565
1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms 
1576
Peace of Beaulieu & Paix de Monsieur 
1578
Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise. 
1643
Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez," premieres in Madrid 
1646
King Charles I flees Oxford 
1650
The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army. 
1662
Netherlands & France sign military covenant 
1667
The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10. 
1694
Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen 
1749
First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London. 
1773
British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this) 
1805
US Marines attack shores of Tripoli 
1810
Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise. 
1813
Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed 
1828
Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens 
1838
Fire destroys half of Charleston 
1840
Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. 
1841
Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening 
1857
Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited 
1859
"Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard 
1860
Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry 
1861
President A Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War) 
1861
West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from Union (US Civil War) 
1863
Battle of Streight's raid: Tuscumbia to Cedar Bluff, AL 
1865
Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered 
1865
Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home. 
1867
Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris) 
1870
Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troi 
1874
White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms 
1877
Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris) 
1877
President Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends 
1881
Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad 
1890
French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan 
1893
Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party 
1897
Grant's Tomb (famed of song & legend) dedicated 
1903
1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Phila A's win 6-0 
1903
Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens 
1904
The Australian Labor Party under Chris Watson becomes the first Labour government in the world 
1905
World Exposition opens in Luik 
1908
4th modern Olympic games opens in London 
1909
Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown 
1910
Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights 
1910
Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers 
1911
Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate. 
1911
Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi
1912
Relief laws replaces those of 1854, in Netherlands 
1914
Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
1915
Counterattack launched by Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk against allied troops 
1916
The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire 
1918
Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped 
1920
Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence 
1921
Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam 
1922
Fritz Langs "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin 
1922
Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR 
1924
Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1 
1926
In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance 
1927
Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created. 
1931
100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record) 
1933
Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Wash DC 
1933
Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London. 
1935
Brussel's World Expo opens 
1935
Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Phila A's 9-8 
1937
1st US social security payment made 
1940
Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp 
1941
German troops occupy Athens Greece 
1942
Belgium Jews are forced to wear stars 
1942
Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300 
1943
Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters arrested, lead illegal CPN party in Holland 
1943
Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London 
1944
Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0 
1945
2nd Republic of Austria forms 
1945
Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como), 
1945
US 5th army enters Genua 
1945
World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication. 
1946
1st radar installation aboard a coml ship installed 
1947
Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US 
1948
Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River 
1950
"Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances 
1950
South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races 
1951
Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia 
1952
"4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs 
1953
1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP 
1953
Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek" 
1956
Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election 
1956
Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing 
1959
"Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France) 
1959
Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China People's Republic 
1959
The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China. 
1960
1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee) 
1960
South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns 
1960
Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm 
1961
NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays 
1961
NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio 
1961
Sierra Leone declares independence from UK 
1962
Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything" premieres in London 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1963
"Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname 
1963
Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow 
1964
John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US 
1965
"I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 perfs 
1965
RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper 
1966
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert 
1967
Expo '67 opens in Montreal 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
"Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 perfs 
1968
Balt Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0 
1968
Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands 
1968
The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade 
1969
Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
1971
Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark 
1972
Apollo 16 returns to Earth 
1972
NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported 
1973
KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0 
1974
Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107 
1975
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic 
1975
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1976
"So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1976
Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi 
1977
Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa 
1977
HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands 
1977
28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster. 
1978
14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 4-3 in 11 
1978
Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51 
1978
Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup 
1979
George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone" 
1980
Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
1981
1st female soccer official is hired by NASL 
1981
Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse. 
1982
Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
1982
Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins 
1983
Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson 
1984
Cleve Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings 
1984
Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana 
1986
"Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances 
1986
Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO 
1986
Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
1986
Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident 
1987
US Justice Dept bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II 
1989
"Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC for 60 performances 
1989
Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China 
1989
Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500 
1989
Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy 
1990
50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich) 
1990
Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery 
1990
Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10 
1991
"Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 perfs 
1991
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio 
1992
"Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 perfs 
1992
NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent 
1992
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed. 
1992
Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history. 
1993
Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76 
1994
"Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances 
1994
29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record) 
1994
7th longest NHL game: NJ Devils beat Buffalo Sabres (125 min 43 sec) 
1994
Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km) 
1994
President Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Calif 
1994
Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0 
1995
"Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 perfs 
1995
Coors Field in Colo opens - Denver Rockies beats Mets 11-9 in 14 
1996
Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont 
1997
"Little Foxes" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances 
1997
"Stanley" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
1997
Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks 
1997
Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn 
1997
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship 
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. 
2006
Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City. 
2007
Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia. 
2011
The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history. 
2011
U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate 
2012
Four explosions in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, kill 27 people 
2013
10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan 
2014
Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released 
2016
North Korea to stage first party congress in nearly 40 years 
2016
Apple revenue falls for first time since 2003 
2016
Prince 'did not leave will', sister Tyka Nelson tells court 
2017
South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions 
2017
US commander suggests missile defense in Hawaii amid N. Korea threat 
2017
Maria Sharapova beats Roberta Vinci in return from doping ban 
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