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  • Gran Colombia
    Tuesday Apr 27, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar finally resigned the presidency

    Gran Colombia
    Tuesday Apr 27, 1830

    Bolívar finally resigned the presidency on 27 April 1830, intending to leave the country for exile in Europe. He had already sent several crates containing his belongings and writings ahead of him to Europe, but he died before setting sail from Cartagena.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 27, 1840

    The palace of Westminster England

    The new Pugin-Barry design

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 27, 1840

    The first stone of the new Pugin-Barry design was laid on 27 April 1840, by Barry's wife Sarah (née Rowsell).




  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Thursday Apr 27, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Second Guangzhou Uprising

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Thursday Apr 27, 1911

    On 27 April 1911, an uprising occurred in Guangzhou, known as the Second Guangzhou Uprising or Yellow Flower Mound Revolt. It ended in disaster, as 86 bodies were found (only 72 could be identified). The 72 revolutionaries were remembered as martyrs. Revolutionary Lin Juemin was one of the 72. On the eve of battle, he wrote the legendary "A Letter to My Wife", later to be considered as a masterpiece in Chinese literature.




  • Wuhan, China
    Wednesday Apr 27, 1927

    Mao Zedong

    The CPC's Fifth Congress

    Wuhan, China
    Wednesday Apr 27, 1927

    The CPC continued supporting the Wuhan KMT government, a position Mao initially supported, but by the time of the CPC's Fifth Congress he had changed his mind, deciding to stake all hope on the peasant militia.




  • Montevideo, Uruguay
    Sunday Apr 27, 1958

    Richard Nixon

    The Goodwill Tour of South America

    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Sunday Apr 27, 1958

    On April 27, 1958, Richard and Pat Nixon reluctantly embarked on a goodwill tour of South America. In Montevideo, Uruguay, Nixon made an impromptu visit to a college campus where he fielded questions from students on U.S. foreign policy.




  • Saigon, South Vietnam
    Sunday Apr 27, 1975

    Vietnam War

    100,000 North Vietnamese troops encircled Saigon

    Saigon, South Vietnam
    Sunday Apr 27, 1975

    On 27 April, 100,000 North Vietnamese troops encircled Saigon. The city was defended by about 30,000 ARVN troops. To hasten a collapse and foment panic, the NVA shelled the airport and forced its closure. With the air exit closed, large numbers of civilians found that they had no way out.




  • Beijing, China
    Thursday Apr 27, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Students from all Beijing Universities marched through The Streets of The Capital to Tiananmen Square

    Beijing, China
    Thursday Apr 27, 1989

    Organized by the Union on 27 April, some 50,000–100,000 students from all Beijing universities marched through the streets of the capital to Tiananmen Square, breaking through lines set up by police, and receiving widespread public support along the way, particularly from factory workers.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 27, 1992

    Bosnian War

    The Bosnian government ordered the JNA

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Monday Apr 27, 1992

    On 27 April, the Bosnian government ordered the JNA to be put under civilian control or expelled, which was followed by a series of conflicts in early May between the two.


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    Backlash (2003)

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    At Backlash, Goldberg defeated The Rock, who then briefly left WWE to film Walking Tall.


  • Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 27, 2006

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

    Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 27, 2006

    The construction of One World Trade Center began on April 27, 2006, and reached its full height on May 20, 2013. The spire was installed atop the building at that date, putting 1 WTC's height at 1,776 feet (541 m) and thus claiming the title of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.


  • Myanmar
    Sunday Apr 27, 2008

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Cyclone Nargis

    Myanmar
    Sunday Apr 27, 2008

    Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Nargis was an extremely destructive and deadly tropical cyclone that caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar during early May 2008. The cyclone made landfall in Myanmar on Friday, 2 May 2008, sending a storm surge 40 kilometres up the densely populated Irrawaddy delta, causing catastrophic destruction and at least 138,373 fatalities.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

    Lionel Messi

    Champions league Clásico

    Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

    Messi scored both goals in his side's 2–0 win in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals in Madrid, the second of which – a slaloming dribble past three Real players – was acclaimed as one of the best ever in the competition. Although he did not score, he was again important in the second-leg draw that sent Barcelona through to the Champions League final.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 27, 2012

    World Bank

    Jim Yong Kim was elected

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 27, 2012

    Jim Yong Kim was elected on 27 April 2012 and re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017. He announced that he will resign effective 1 February 2019.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

    Nintendo

    The NX information

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

    At an investor's meeting on 27 April 2016, Nintendo announced that the NX would be released worldwide in March 2017. In an interview with Asahi Shimbun in May 2016, Kimishima stated that the NX was a new concept that would not succeed in the 3DS or Wii U product lines. At a shareholders' meeting following E3 2016, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that the company chose not to present the NX during the conference due to concerns that competitors could copy from it if they revealed it too soon. The same day, Kimishima also revealed during a Q&A session with investors that they were also researching virtual reality.


  • Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018

    Korean War

    End the ongoing 65-year conflict

    Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018

    On 27 April 2018, it was announced that North Korea and South Korea agreed to talks to end the ongoing 65-year conflict. They committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


  • Iran
    Monday Apr 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    False Believe leading to death

    Iran
    Monday Apr 27, 2020

    On 27 April it was reported that 700 people had died from ingesting methanol, falsely believed to be a cure.


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