April 27, 1865 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)