On This Day in History for April 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1976 Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
  • 1977 Bloody riots in Soweto, South Africa
  • 1977 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
  • 1977 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
  • 1978 14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 4-3 in 11
  • 1978 Cooling tower collaspes at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51
  • 1978 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
  • 1981 Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse
  • 1984 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
  • 1986 Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • 1987 US Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
  • 1989 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
  • 1989 Hurricane in Bangladesh kills 500
  • 1989 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
  • 1990 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)
  • 1990 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
  • 1990 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
  • 1991 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio
  • 1992 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed
  • 1992 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 1993 Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
  • 1994 29.0°C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)

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1994 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1994 Freedom Day: day 2 of South Africa's 1st multi-racial elections and day most voted - some queuing for 10 hours
  • 1996 Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont
  • 1997 Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
  • 2002 The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10
  • 2005 The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France
  • 2006 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City
  • 2007 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
  • 2011 The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 Four explosions in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, kill 27 people
  • 2013 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History