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 This day in History - April 27
356 Historic Events for April 27
1877

Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris)

Event
1881

Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76

Death
1881

Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad

Event
1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson, US poet (Representive Men), dies

Death
1883

Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter

Birth
1884

Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], actor (Bluejackets)

Birth
1890

French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Ouss‚bougou West Sudan

Event
1891

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, composer

Birth
1892

Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)

Birth
1893

Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)

Birth
1893

John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday

Death
1894

Nicolas Slonimsky, composer

Birth
1896

Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)

Birth
1896

Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)

Birth
1897

Grant's Tomb (famed of song and legend) dedicated

Event
1900

Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)

Birth
1901

Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81

Death
1902

Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72

Death
1902

Kitty Kelly, NYC, actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors)

Birth
1903

Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)

Birth
1903

1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Phila A's win 6-0

Event
1903

Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens

Event
1903

Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist

Birth
1904

Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)

Birth
1904

Cecil Day-Lewis, England, poet laureate/detective (Nicholas Blake)

Birth