On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)
  • Wallace Hume Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Parkes, Australian politician (longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales), dies at 80