On This Day in History

for Monday 27th April, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 183

1565 - 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1865 - Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
1904 - The Australian Labor Party under Chris Watson becomes the first Labour government in the world
1945 - Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)
2005 - The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 220

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 6

1981 - Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
1985 - Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles
1996 - Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
1996 - Romanian gymnast and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (35) weds gymnast champion Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania
1996 - Actress Robin Wright Penn (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1927 - Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage
2004 - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 92

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 196


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