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This Day in History: April 27

April 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1667 - The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
  2. 1810 - Beethoven composes Für Elise.
  3. 1911 - Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
  4. 1981 - Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
  5. 2006 - Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Samuel Morse (American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code), Ulysses S. Grant (American general and politician, 18th President of the United States), Theodor Kittelsen (Norwegian painter), Irving Adler (American mathematician, scientist, and author), Martin Gray (Polish-French holocaust survivor and author)

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