This Day in History 27/04
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.
1791 – Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter
1896 – Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)
1984 – Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
1695 – John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)
1959 – Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies
1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62