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Born April 27th
1791: Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822: Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840: Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900: Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
April 27th
in history
1296: Edward I defeats the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar.
1509: Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice.
1565: The first Spanish settlement in Philippines is established in Cebu City.
1746: King George II wins the battle of Culloden.
1773: British Parliament passes the Tea Act.