On This Day

April 27, 1893 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party

Birthdays in History

  • Draža Mihailović, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal, born in Ivanjica, Serbia (d. 1946)
  • Norman Bel Geddes, American theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End), born in Adrian, Michigan (d. 1958)

Deaths in History

  • John Ballance, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand & the founder of the Liberal Party, dies of intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
  • John Murray Corse, American general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday