April 27 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Freedom Day South africa Public Holiday
King's Birthday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
King's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
ANZAC Day Australia (Western Australia) National Holiday
Confederate Memorial Day United states (Mississippi) State Holiday
State Holiday United states (Georgia) State Holiday
ANZAC Day observed New zealand National Holiday
Memorial Day/Parents' Day Moldova National Holiday
State Flag Day Moldova Observance
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Day of Uprising Against Occupation Slovenia National Holiday
National Babe Ruth Day - Weird
National Tell a Story Day - Weird
National Prime Rib Day - Weird
National Devil Dog Day - Weird
Confederate Heroes' Day observed United states (Florida) Local 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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