THIS DAY IN HISTORY 27/04


This Day in History 27/04

APRIL 27TH


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1539 – Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.



1861 – President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus



1959 – The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.



1960 – 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)



1960 – Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm



1961 – Sierra Leone declares independence from UK



1976 – Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi



1977 – Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa



1978 – Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup



1992 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.



2011 – The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1791 – Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter


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1896 – Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)



1984 – Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)





FAMOUS DEATHS



1695 – John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)


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1959 – Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies



1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

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