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1911Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.

1964John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US

1749First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

1945Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como),

1963Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

1997Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

1667The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

2011U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1956Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

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Notable Birthdays on April 27th

1822Ulysses S. Grant, Ohio (R), 18th US president (1869-77) and Union general

1952George Gervin, Detroit Michigan, American basketball player

1984Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)

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

1899Leo Diegel, Detroit Michigan, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion)

1932Casey Kasem, Detroit Mich, radio personality (American Top 40)

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Notable Weddings on April 27th

1981Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]

2013NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

1996Actress Robin Wright Penn (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

1985Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

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Notable Deaths on April 27th

1695John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)

1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

1521Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

1882Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

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