On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1865

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.
1865 Highlights

About April 27, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus