On This Day: April 27th
This is 118th day of the year and 248 days remain in the year.
The U.S. Marines captured Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.
Austrian president Kurt Waldheim was barred from entering the United States. He was accused of aiding in the execution of thousands of Jews in World War II.
Eritrea declared itself independent.
April 27 BirthdaysUlysses S. Grant1822–1885, American president, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
Samuel F. B. Morseinventor
Coretta Scott Kingcivil-rights leader
Mary Wollstonecraftauthor and feminist
C. Day Lewisauthor