Today in History

Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th date of 2012. There are 248 days absent in the day.
Today's Highlight in History:

On April 27, 2011, powerful tornadoes raked the South and Midwest. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 120 twisters resulted in 316 deaths across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.

On this rendezvous:
Here 1521, Portuguese voyager Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.
Here 1777, the simply terrain battle in Connecticut at some point in the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield, took place, consequential in a inadequate British victory.

Here 1805, at some point in the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.

Here 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Allow, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

Here 1865, the steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River resembling Memphis, Tenn., slaughter more than 1,400 associates, mostly freed Union prisoners of war.

Here 1932, American versifier Hart Crane, 32, drowned behind jumping from a steamer into the Gulf of Mexico while en route to New York.

Here 1941, German forces occupied Athens at some point in World War II.
Here 1967, Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal by Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.
Here 1972, the Apollo 16 mission to the moon ended safely.
Here 1973, Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned behind it was revealed with the purpose of he'd destroyed store impassive from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard chase.

Here 1982, the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., who had shot four associates, as well as President Ronald Reagan, began in Washington. (The trial ended with Hinckley's freeing by good sense of psychosis.)

Here 1992, the brand new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the democracy of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro. Russia and 12 other past Soviet republics won statement into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Betty Boothroyd became the number one female Speaker of Britain's House of dining room.

Ten years since: South African capitalist stain Shuttleworth inwards on the international distance station in place of an eight-day, seven-night cruise with the purpose of had cost him $20 million. A biker clash on Harrah's Casino in Laughlin, Nev., absent three bikers deadly and 12 others wounded. Derek Lowe of the Boston Red Sox at an angle a no-hitter contrary to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (final keep count: 10-0). Mattel toy company co-founder Ruth Handler, creator of the Barbie doll, died in Los Angeles on age 85.

Five years since: President George W. Flowering shrub and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) threatened stronger punitive proceedings contrary to North Korea if it reneged on a give your word to bolt its sole nuclear reactor. A give your verdict in Madrid indicted three U.S. Soldiers in the 2003 death of Jose Couso, a Spanish journalist who was killed after their tank opened fire on a inn in Baghdad. (The U.S., which found the mistreat of force was justified, has refused to give done the soldiers.) The government reported money-spinning growth slowed to a resembling crawl of 1.3 percent in the number one quarter of 2007. Master cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (mis-teh-SLAHV' rah-stroh-POH'-vich) died in Moscow on age 80.

One day since: An Afghan executive, Col. Ahmed Gul, killed eight U.S. Airmen and individual U.S. Civilian at some point in a routine encounter on an Afghan air force H.Q. Compound in Kabul. Responding to critics' relentless claims, President Barack Obama produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to put in the ground the stem of somewhere he was born and confirm his legitimacy to embrace department.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Jack Klugman is 90. Actress Anouk Aimee is 80. Announcer Casey Kasem is 80. Actress Judy Carne is 73. Astound musician Jim Keltner is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cuba Gooding is 68. Lead singer Ann Peebles is 65. Astound singer Kate Pierson (The B-52's) is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Herbie Murrell (The Stylistics) is 63. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 63. Astound musician Ace Frehley is 61. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 53. 

Actor James Le Gros (groh) is 50. Astound musician stick up Squires (Big command Todd and the Monsters) is 47. Lead singer Mica (MEE'-shah) Paris is 43. Actor David Lascher is 40. Actress Maura West is 40. Actress Sally Hawkins is 36. Astound musician Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket) is 34. Astound singer Jim James (My Morning Jacket) is 34. Astound singer-musician Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 33. Actress Ari Graynor is 29. Astound singer-musician Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is 28. Actor William Moseley is 25. Lead singer Allison Iraheta is 20.

Thought in place of Today: "Fear not individuals who argue but individuals who dodge." — Dale Carnegie, American writer-lecturer (1888-1955).

(Above Advance in place of Use Friday, April 27)
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[Edited by : Asep Sulaeman R


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