April 27 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
King's Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Independence Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Arbor Day
United states (Nebraska) State Holiday
Great Prayer Day
Denmark National Holiday
King's Birthday
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Day of Uprising Against Occupation
Slovenia National Holiday
Freedom Day
South africa Public Holiday
State Flag Day
Moldova Observance

Historical Events on April 27

  • 1777: American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 1805: S Marines attack the city of Derna in Tripoli. This act would later be immortalized in the Marine Corps’ Hymn “The Shores of Tripoli.”
  • 1813: At the Battle of York during the War of 1812, the capital of Upper Canada called York is captured by American forces.
  • 1861: The Writ of Habeas Corpus is sucpended by United States President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1865: The New York State Senate grants Cornell University a land grant.
  • 1936: The UAW (United Auto Workers) becomes a distinct organization from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1941: The city of Athens, Greece is occupied by German forces during World War II.
  • 1941: The Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation is established during WWII.
  • 1945: While attempting to escape the country disguised as a German soldier, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo.

Famous Birthdays on April 27

  • American painter and co-inventor of Morse Code, Samuel Morse is born in 1791.
  • American General and 18th President of the U.S., Ulysses S. Grant is born in 1822.
  • American author and poet, Jessie Redmon Fauset is born in 1882.
  • American painter and illustrator, George Petty is born in 1894.
  • American physicist and author, Philip Abelson is born in 1913.
  • American actor Jack Klugman is born in 1922.
  • French actress Anouk Aimee is born in 1932.
  • American DJ and radio celebrity, Casey Kasem is born in 1932.
  • English singer and illustrator, Geoffrey Shovelton is born in 1936.
  • American actress Sandy Dennis is born in 1937.

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