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Notable Historical Events for April 27th

2014Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

1982Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1947Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US

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

1983Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

1509Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

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

1860Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

1646King Charles I flees Oxford

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Notable Birthdays on April 27th

1952George Gervin, Detroit Michigan, American basketball player

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 27th

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

1981Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]

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

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

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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

1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

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

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