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Calendar for April 27th, 2014

Every Year

  • Freedom Day (South Africa)

  • 1520s

  • Died 1521: Ferdinand Magellan (explorer)

  • 1790s

  • Born 1791: Samuel Morse (inventor)

  • 1820s

  • Born 1822: Ulysses S. Grant (18th U.S. president)

  • 1880s

  • 1880: A hearing aid was patented by F. D. Clarke and M. G. Foster

  • Died 1882: Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1896: Rogers Hornsby (baseball player)

  • 1900s

  • Died 1902: Julius Sterling Morton (Arbor Day founder)

  • 1908: Fourth modern Olympic games opened in London, England

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader)

  • 1930s

  • 1935: U.S. Soil Conservation Service established by Congress

  • 1940s

  • 1947: Babe Ruth Day

  • 1950s

  • Born 1959: Sheena Easton (singer)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1965: Edward R. Murrow (broadcast journalist)

  • 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson

  • 1970s

  • 1973: L. Patrick Gray resigns as acting director of the FBI due to the Watergate fiasco

  • Born 1975: Chris Carpenter (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1987: William Moseley (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Ruth Handler (co-founded Mattel and created Barbie)

  • 2005: Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger plane, successfully took off on its maiden flight

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Oh Eun-sun from South Korea became the first woman to scale the world’s 14 highest mountains


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