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Notable Historical Events for April 27th

1860Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

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

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1646King Charles I flees Oxford

1956Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1960South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

1979George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

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

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

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

April 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 27th

1952George Gervin, Detroit Michigan, American basketball player

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

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

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

1984Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)

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

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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)

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

1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

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