Historical Events on April 27, 1865

About Apr 27, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 4 months and 25 days

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.