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April 27th Today's Highlights in History

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Tuesday, April 27th
The 117th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On April 27, 1947, "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium was held to honor the ailing baseball star. (Go to article.)

On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States and commander of the Union armies during the American Civil War , was born. Following his death on July 23, 1885, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On April 27, 1867, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about house hunting and Moving Day. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1509    Pope Julius II excommunicated the Italian state of Venice.

1521    Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.

1805    During the first Barbary War, a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.

1822    Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

1865    The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 Union prisoners of war.

1896    Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby was born in Winters, Texas.

1965    Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at age 57.

1972    Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.

1987    The Justice Department barred Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.

1992    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro.

1992    Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

2006    Construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.

2009    General Motors announced plans to cut 21,000 hourly jobs and scrap the Pontiac brand.

Current Birthdays

Chris Carpenter turns 35 years old today.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter turns 35 years old today.

88    Jack Klugman
Actor ("The Odd Couple," "Quincy")

78    Casey Kasem
Radio announcer

62    Kate Pierson
Rock singer (B-52s)

59    Ace Frehley
Rock musician (Kiss)

56    Herm Edwards
Football coach

51    Sheena Easton
Singer, actress

Historic Birthdays

Ulysses S. Grant

4/27/1822 - 7/23/1885
18th president of the United States (1869-77) and Civil War general
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49    Claude Gillot
4/27/1673 - 5/4/1722
French painter, engraver and theatrical designer

74    Nikolay Novikov
4/27/1744 - 7/31/1818
Russian writer, philanthropist and social critic

38    Mary Wollstonecraft
4/27/1759 - 9/10/1797
English writer and women's rights advocate

81    Samuel Morse
4/27/1791 - 4/2/1872
American painter and developer of the telegraph

83    Herbert Spencer
4/27/1820 - 12/8/1903
English sociologist and philosopher

71    Edward Whymper
4/27/1840 - 9/16/1911
English artist and mountaineer; first man to climb the Matterhorn

67    Rogers Hornsby
4/27/1896 - 1/5/1963
American professional baseball player

41    Wallace Hume Carothers
4/27/1896 - 4/29/1937
American chemist; developed nylon

95    Walter Lantz
4/27/1899 - 3/22/1994
American film animator; creator of "Woody Woodpecker"

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