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Old 04-27-2017, 06:02 AM   #785
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Today is April 27.

1521 Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.

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

1805 First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' Hymn).

1861 American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.

1936 The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

1981 Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

1986 The city of Pripyat as well as the surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.

2011 The 2011 Super Outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, killing 348 and injuring hundreds more. The outbreak spawned 362 confirmed tornadoes. 218 tornadoes touch down on this day. This event was the costliest tornado outbreak, and one of the costliest natural disasters, in United States history (even after adjustments for inflation), with total damages of approximately $11 billion (2011 USD).

1791 Samuel Morse, 1822 Ulysses S. Grant (18th POTUS), 1896 Rogers Hornsby, 1899 Walter Lantz, 1922 Jack Klugman (Odd Couple, Quincy M.E.), 1926 Tim LaHaye, 1927 Coretta Scott King, 1932 Casey Kasem, 1938 Earl Anthony, 1944 Cuba Gooding Sr., 1947 Pete Ham♪ ♫(Badfinger), 1951 Ace Frehley(KISS, Frehley's Comet), 1955 Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc), 1959 Sheena Easton♪ ♫

1521 Ferdinand Magellan, 1813 Zebulon Pike (namesake of Pike's Peak), 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1932 Hart Crane, 1965 Edward R. Murrow, 1988 Fred Bear(American bow hunter), 1996 William Colby, 1999 Al Hirt♪ ♫, 2002 Ruth Handler (created the Barbie doll), 2015 Verne Gagne

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