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 This day in History - April 27
356 Historic Events for April 27
1707

John Burman, Dutch botanist/director botanical gardens

Birth
1724

Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer

Birth
1737

Edward Gibson, England, historian (Decline and Fall of Roman Emp)

Birth
1746

Battle at Culloden Moor: Duke of Cumberland beats "James VIII and III"

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1758

Jan Francisci, composer, dies at 66

Death
1759

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)

Birth
1764

Jaime de Casellas, composer, dies at 73

Death
1767

Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)

Birth
1773

British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

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1791

Samuel Finley Breece Morse, US painter/inventor (telegraph)

Birth
1794

William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist, dies at 47

Death
1802

Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer

Birth
1803

Alfred Julius Becher, composer

Birth
1805

US Marines attack shores of Tripoli

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1806

Amalia Frstin Gallitzin, Prussian daughter of Golitsyn, dies at 57

Death
1812

Friedrich von Flotow, composer

Birth
1813

Zebulon M Pike, US explorer (Pike's Peak), dies in battle at 34

Death
1813

Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed

Event
1820

Herbert Spencer, Derby England, Victorian philosopher (Social Statics)

Birth
1822

Ulysses S Grant, [Hiram], Ohio (R), 18th president (1869-77)

Birth
1824

William Richard Bexfield, composer

Birth
1828

Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

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1828

Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher

Birth
1835

John Murray Corse, Pitts, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) [or 9/27]

Birth
1838

Fire destroys half of Charleston

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