What Happened on April 27, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)