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Know what happened on 27th April


Importance of 27th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 27th April special in the world history.

1998
Death of Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American writer .
Peru
1994
Apartheid ended in South Africa. (Now celebrated as Freedom Day)
South Africa
1981
First use of computer mouse (by Xerox PARC system)
United States
1968
Abortion is legalised in Britain
Great Britain
1939
All able-bodied British men aged 20 to 21 were conscripted into the army.
Great Britain
1937
Golden Gate Bridge opens in San Francisco
United States
1882
Death of Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer
United States
1791
Birth of Samuel Morse, co-inventor of the Morse Code
United States
1759
Birth of Mary Wollstonecraft, British author and feminist and mother of Mary Shelley.
Great Britain
1749
First performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks (in Green Park, London) – to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of the Austrian Succession
Great Britain
1667
John Milton, who had gone blind and was impoverished, sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
Great Britain
1650
Battle of Carbiesdale
Great Britain
1605
Death of Pope Leo XI
Italy
1521
Death of Ferdinand Magellan, killed in the Philippines after becoming involved in a battle between two rival chieftains.
Portugal
1509
Pope Julius II excommunicated every citizen in the Republic of Venice
Italy
1206
Battle of Dunbar (or Spottsmuir), first battle of the first war of Scottish Independence
Great Britain
1124
David I becomes King of Scotland
Great Britain
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