This Day in History – April 27

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History binds the people and the events of our past to the people of the present. It has taught and avoided us to not make the same mistakes that adhered the mankind’s development in the past, which is why this subject is considered to be one of the most influential and thought-provoking subjects in our lives. Now, let’s look at some of the most historical events that took place on this day- April 27!

What Happened in India on April 27?

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1526: Babur
Babur was declared as the emperor of India.

1911: Smuts entered into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi
As General J.C. Smuts entered into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian passive resistance was put on hold on April 21, 1911.

1986: Pranab Mukherjee
Former President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee got expelled from Congress for almost 6 years.

What Happened Around the World on April 27? 

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1124: David I
David I became the King of Scots.

1296: Battle of Dunbar
The Scots were defeated by Edward I of England in the battle of Dunbar.

1667: John Milton
On April 27, 1667, English poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright of “Paradise Lost” for £10.

1810: “Für Elise”
The popular piano piece “Für Elise” was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

1840: Palace of Westminster
Sarah Barry, the wife of the architect Charles Barry, laid the foundation stone for the new Palace of Westminster in London on April 27, 1840.

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1904: First Labor government
Under Prime Minister Chris Watson, Australia’s Labor Party became the world’s first Labor government.

1910: Nationalists South African Party
The South African Party, founded by Louis Botha and James Hertzog, was a moderate nationalist party that promised equality for Britons and Boers.

1915: Turkish forces under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk launched a counterattack against allied troops.

1933: Hitler authorized the creation of the Ministry of Aviation
Under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler ordered the establishment of the Ministry of Aviation, in part to revive the German Luftwaffe on April 27, 1933.

1943: Witold Pilecki
Witold Pilecki managed to flee Auschwitz after willingly being detained there in order to learn more about the Holocaust.

1961: Explorer 11
Explorer 11 was launched into space by NASA to research gamma rays.

1982: Assassination of US President
The trial of John Hinckley for attempting to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan began.

1986: Evacuation of the city of Pripyat
One day after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Soviet authorities ordered the evacuation of Pripyat (population 50,000).

2011: The deadliest day of 2011
Super tornado outbreak, which was the largest tornado outbreak in US history.

2011: President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama was forced to issue a copy of his birth certificate after years of baseless and false “birther” charges.

2018: Historic Korean summit
Kim Jong-un of North Korea and Moon Jae-in of South Korea decided at a historic summit in Pyongyang on April 27, 2018, to formally end the Korean War and rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.

2020: COVID-19
COVID-19 confirmed cases surpassed 3 million on April 27, 2020, with a death toll of 205,000. The United States accounts for one-third of all new incidents.

Famous Birthdays on April 27

  • 1593: Mumtaz Mahal
    Mumtaz Mahal was the Mughal Empire’s Empress consort from 19 January 1628 to 17 June 1631, serving as the chief consort of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
  • 1820: Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, and sociologist best known for his social Darwinism theory, which states that superior physical force forms history.
  • 1822: Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant was an American general who served as the United States’ 18th president from 1869 to 1877.
  • 1827: Coretta Scott King
    Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader.
  • 1912: Zohra Sehgal
    Zohra Mumtaz Sehgal was a dancer, choreographer, and actress from India.

This was all about the fascinating and intriguing events on April 27, this day in history. We hope you enjoyed going through this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us at Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn

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